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maebara keiichi 「前原 圭一 」 ([personal profile] magicianofwords) wrote in [community profile] eika2012-05-30 04:30 pm

Closed ◆ I can still recall our last summer

[ It was finally the night of the festival.

The young boy was ecstatic to finally spend some time outside the workshop with his teacher. He was surprised that she actually said yes, but was excited to no end.

When Keiichi first told his father about accidentally becoming an apprentice to the all-famous, Saber, he was flabbergasted to say the least. Although after a few minutes he cried out in joy, proud that his son was going in his father's footsteps and inheriting the 'artistic sense' as he called it.

He'll glance at his watch and smile. The time to meet was at hand. With flowers in his hand, he was hoping that she'll accept them. ]

Well it's almost time.

Nyehehe, if all goes well, this can be my big chance~!
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-17 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Saber remains motionless, almost awed by her sudden defeat.]
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-17 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
It seems we have both been bested by the fish.

[A smirk rises to her face.]

But the battle is not yet over! A winner has yet to be determined.

[Not one to be defeated by such a quick loss, Saber snatches up a new paper net and leans over the tank, eyeing the fish. She makes a swipe, but misses. She then tries again, successfully catches the fish, but it falls through again.

On her next try, she successfully catches the fish--and it doesn't fall through!]

Umu! What at first seems impossible can be overcome. What a fine challenge this is! Come, my young apprentice, don't dare fall behind!

[Aaand she goes in to try and catch another, having the mindset that they're competing for number rather than one victory. Better join in, too, Keiichi, before she tries to catch them all!]
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-18 07:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That's the spirit! Show the world your passion!

[The presence of a growing crowd only spurs her on further. a growing pile of broken paddles accumulates beside her while the number of fish she catches are barely bagged in time by the person manning the booth. Those, too, are slowly growing in number on her other side. The score so far is:



Saber decides to add fuel to the fire. She speaks to the crowd.]

Today certainly is fortunate! All of you, my loyal observers, shall be gifted one fish each at this competition's end.

Disappoint no one, apprentice!
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-19 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[And Saber successfully captures 2...3...4 more fish while you're floundering around, Keiichi! Fear not, there are plenty in the pool. It looks like Saber's discovered the paper paddles work even when they're half torn. And she's decided to show off a little at that.]

The hopes and dreams of the children in the crowd rest upon your shoulders, my disciple. Do not let the fish gain the upper hand.

I would also be severely unhappy to find that a hand-chosen apprentice of mine is incapable of catching a single fish, after all.
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-24 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
Well spoken!

[A broad grin stretches over Saber's face. It seems he's finally understood! She couldn't have said it better herself.

The number of fish in the tank quickly begins to dwindle, and soon, only one fish remains, skittering through the water nervously and rapidly in a valiant attempt to avoid either one of their paddles. From the looks of the bagged fish on either of their sides, the number is tied.]

It seems that our challenge is nearing its finale, my young apprentice. The winner shall be determined with the capture of this fish. Make me proud and don't hold back!

[That said, she lunges for the fish to try and secure that victory for herself.]
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-24 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Noticing the situation, Saber draws back and holds her arm up to shield herself from the great splash that resulted from Keiichi's fall. Naturally, she's very vain about her appearance, and since she's wearing such an extravagant yukata, she doesn't want it to be completely ruined. But because of this, she ended up dropping her paddle into the pool and lost her chance at capturing the fish.]

...Hoh, well, [she huffs in slight irritation,] I suppose throwing yourself in with heart and soul is one way to obtain certain victory.
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[personal profile] umu 2012-06-24 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Her stern look shifts to a smile. A proud smile.]

Umu! You need not apologize, my apprentice. It appears the winner has been decided, in any case.

[She points to Keiichi's head, where the fish is flopping around, nearly tangled in his wet hair.]