processions ([personal profile] processions) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-04-17 07:41 pm
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Is it cool if I hold your hand, is it wrong that I think it's lame to dance?


THE DATE MEME

Here's how it works!

1. Comment to this post with your character. List the character's name, series, and any preferences you might have in the subject.
2. Using the RNG, pick from one of each of the two categories below. (Or if you'd rather pick them yourself, feel free to do that instead!)
3. The two of you are now on a date! The first list is where you took your date. The second list is your current relationship.
4. Have fun!


Locations

1. Restaurant. What better way to spend some romantic time than over food? Maybe you're at the fancy restaurant in town, or maybe you just couldn't afford anything nice, so you're at the nearest diner. Or maybe somewhere in between?

2. Games. The two of you are playing a game somewhere! You could be at a bowling alley, an arcade, a miniature golf course...the possibilities here are countless.

3. The Park. Of course, Mother Nature can provide an excellent atmosphere for romantic bonding! Perhaps you're taking a leisurely stroll through the lush grounds, or maybe you've laid out a blanket somewhere so the two of you could have a picnic.

4. Movie Theater. Or maybe the two of you are sitting next to each other in a dark room, sharing a bucket of popcorn while you're watching the latest film. Did you opt for a horror flick to keep your significant other latched to your arm -- or for you to latch to theirs -- or perhaps something they enjoy, like a sappy romance film or a cheesy action flick? Or maybe you compromised and went to see a sweet romantic comedy.

5. Skating. It's always nice to go skating, right? Are you at a roller skating rink, or did you find a frozen lake and decide to go ice skating? Which one of you needs help (you know at least one of you does)?

6. Beach. Ahh, the beach! Go ahead and set up camp wherever you like! Or if you don't watn to lay down and catch a tan, you can go swimming, or take a walk along the shore! Or if you don't want getting sand on your feet or in your shoes, go hit up the boardwalk!

7. Sunday Drive. Sometimes you don't really have a destination in mind. Sometimes you just want to drive and enjoy the scenery. Well, here's your chance to do that!

8. Amusement Park. There's plenty to do here! Take your date on the Ferris wheel, or the tunnel of love...or something more thrilling, like a roller coaster! Walk around with cotton candy!

9. Dance/Ball. School dance? Prom? Business gala? Whatever it is, you're there, and you've got a date.

10. Wild Card. Your choice! Feel free to pick something that's not here.



Relationships

1. Blind Date. You had no idea who you were going out with until you arrived! Was it a complete stranger, or did it turn out to be someone you knew?

2. First Date. You finally worked up the courage to ask this person out, and they agreed! How awkward is this going to end up?

3. Steady. You guys have been going out for a while. This is just another one of many dates.

4. Proposing. This isn't just any date for you. You've brought your significant other out somewhere to propose to them! Make sure to warm them up for the main event!

5. Married. You're not just dating, you're a married couple! Whether this is a special occasion or you just decided to break from your everyday life, the two of you are using this as an opportunity to remind each other just how much you love one another.

6. Wild Card. Your choice! Feel free to pick something that's not here.

[Taken from an earlier meme]
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Ryuji Sakamoto | Persona 5

[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-18 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
[ Ota! But for m/m we gotta plot something believable. Take him on a date and tell him it's not a date... Ig. ]
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8.

[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-18 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
[With the assortment of worldwide incidents regarding amusement park rides accidentally maiming patrons, crashing or breaking and full on collapsing mid-ride (which really falls under the crashing/breaking category), it's only natural that Akira would lead Ryuji to the swan boats. The water's shallow, there's a fixed, slow course -- it's not even that Akira has an underlying fear of eating shit here via some freak accident, but in reality: he's not so keen on barfing the overpriced junkfood-lunch they've just eaten.

Regarding the actual boat ride: the traditional swans have been replaced by oversized "rubber" ducks. It's still meant to be romantic and coupley, however. Maybe they're being repainted or restored? Maybe they carnival itself is trying to pull away from any specific/romantic themes. He's not really concerned one way or another; the replacements suit the place a bit better, he thinks. The whole place is embellished with obnoxious bold colors, a lot of the attractions have some goofy facet to them.]


I did something like this with Yusuke once.

[Namedropping that dude 2/2. The circumstances weren't exact, and Akira wasn't so ambitious about subjecting himself to that particular instance as he's lowkey, purposefully luring Ryuji into the short line of people waiting for a boat, feigning nonchalance all the while, stuffing a pinch of lilac-colored cotton candy into his mouth.]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-19 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
[ Going to the amusement park alone with another dude is awkward enough, but going on a romantic boat ride with him, too? That's going a little too far. He almost insists they go elsewhere, but mentioning Yusuke grabs his attention. ]

Wait. You and Yusuke? Don't tell me he managed to drag you into doing something weird. [ He took that guy to the amusement park first? Something like annoyance wells up in him, and it's partly why he follows Akira to the ride with little resistance. Well, he's still going to complain. ]

You gotta be kidding me... [ He runs restless fingers back and forth through his short-cropped hair, like he's trying to shake something out of it. Like a dog.

With one eye cracked open, he glances back and forth between the ride itself and up ahead through the line. There's a few kids with their parents, but the queue mostly consists of couples cozying up against one another and holding hands. Among the assortment they've got here, Ryuji and Akira stand out like a sore thumb. ]


Oh, man. This is so lame. I feel like everybody is staring at us... Why are we doing this, again? [ He shuffles slightly, moving behind Akira so that it isn't too painfully obvious that they're here together. ]
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-19 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
[The good news is that his hands are (currently) occupied; he's got a handful of Cotton Candy On a Stick, and, of course, his opposite's busy feeding it into his mouth.]

It was a little weird.

[It goes without saying at this point, even if he's being a little unfair. A little. On the other hand, Akira may as well have settled in line for the ski lift (which is arguably also a romantic "ride" -- an aerial tour of the park which seats two to three people at a time...) or the carousel (which, rather than horses, features various rideable zoo animals with the explicit exception of horses), or, even, the tunnel of doom (a slow-moving haunted house attraction).

Just, any normal ride that moves slow enough for him to be able to enjoy his cotton candy.]


Maybe you should stop dying your hair?

[Blond isn't the most unusual of colors he could've gone with, but dyed hair combined with his posture...Ryuji definitely exudes suspicion. He's probably wearing a skull shirt too. Unaware of his plot to be as small as possible, Akira naturally moves to the side a bit, turns enough to acknowledge that Ryuji is in fact here with him, and angles that beehive of spun sugar toward him in offering.]

It tastes like a cloud.

[No one asked/no it doesn't.]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-19 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
[ If Ryuji could wear a shirt that said "fuck authority" without getting his ass handed to him by his mom for it, he would. But the guy still gets antsy when the attention of the public is drawn to him for reasons other than his rogue appearance. He doesn't want people to make assumptions or label him anything weird. ]

My hair's got nothin' to do with it. Shut up. [ A half-hearted kick is aimed at the back of Akira's leg. Aaand he's just going to ignore the remark about the cloud thing. As much as they rib Yusuke for being weird, Akira can have his moments as well. ]

And gimme some of that. You were planning on hoarding all of it for yourself, weren't you? [ He makes a grabby motion over his shoulder, trying to rip off a piece from behind where Akira's standing. ]
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-19 11:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh, okay. He'll take that clarification in stride -- and that kick, too. Surely he's got enough proficiency points to have sidestepped that, but he probably deserved it.]

It would be easy to eat the whole thing.

[Says the guy who's taken various Big Bang challenges repeatedly. He has already picked at a good chunk of it, but there's plenty left over. 2/3rds for sure. His fingers are somewhat sticky, even, which is something he's tending to with his tongue -- like a cat, nonchalantly shifting forward as the line advances.]

If you get too excited, you'll end up throwing up.

[Or shitting, whatever.]
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Phone tag

[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-19 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. It's more like I'm gonna throw up watching all these couples bein' all lovey dovey n' shit. [ Someone is sour. He huffs audibly and crosses his arms after stuffing the fluffy piece of candy into his mouth. It instantly melts, and like a little kid who just had a tantrum because he was hungry, he visibly relaxed. Shoulders go slack a little. ]

This is gonna be so boring. [ He kicks at the ground, pouting. He feels awkward about the situation and instead of ignoring it, he decides to shed light on WHY it's awkward. ] It would've been nice going with a girl ... you know, you could probably get away with all kinds'a stuff alone in the dark tunnel.
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-20 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
[I thought you liked stuff like that, he thinks, but doesn't daresay. He hasn't quite seen anything inappropriate just yet; mild handholding, interlocked arms, this certainly can't be tmi territory for Ryuji.]

At least we'll be able to finish our cotton candy.

[Which is the real driving force behind his decision to be here.]

Are you getting inspired already? [Even Yusuke needed more time, but.] It sounds really suspicious when you say it like that...

[There's absolutely no way Ryuji isn't thinking along the lines of perversion, but he's thinking more about homicide. Or, to be more accurate, both come to mind.]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-20 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
[ He turns a few shades redder, face scrunching up like he's slowly processing just how embarrassed he actually is.

He could have an outburst. But he's painfully aware of all the people around them and doesn't want to draw attention to themselves more than they already have. Funny how he's fine sticking out like a punk, but he's so worried about people getting the wrong idea about him and his friend here. ]


I-I'm not gonna do anythin' weird!! [ He tries to insist with a hushed voice, but it naturally carries far despite his efforts. He's just yell-y.

Stuffing his hands in his pockets, he kicks at the ground more emphatically and looks in a direction that doesn't have Akira in his direct line of sight. ]
I was just sayin', it's something to keep in mind when either of us bring a girl here!

[ They're slowly making their way up in the line. Ryuji is grudgingly dragging his feet along, like he's resisting the natural pull urging them to the front. ]
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-20 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
[What happened to that pep from a second ago? In comparison, Akira's indifferent as ever, both about the subject at hand and the potential for Ryuji to have an unnecessary outburst. As long as it doesn't have anything to do with the Phantom Thieves and actively participating in Phantom Thievery, it's nothing to get up in arms about. Everyone in Japan should be used to him yelling about stuff.]

It seems like the more you bring that up, the more it gets delayed.

[Like a fuckboy curse.]

We should use a less direct means next time.

["Next time", while offering him (specifically, offering his face) a handful of unicorn snot-colored cotton candy. Super romantic.]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-20 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, yeah. You live and you learn. [ Reminded of their failure in Hawaii, he just looks at him helplessly. Truth is, he's ... not really interested in seriously dating anyone, or else he'd pursue girls on his own time. Since the Phantom Thieves, he's had trouble... relating to people, especially girls his age. Their problems and complaints always seem so insignificant, after having almost died countless times.

But the cotton candy is distracting and he almost, almost opens his mouth to accept the offer. But then he remembers where he is and reaches up to snatch the piece instead and stuff it into his mouth. It melts into a pile of sticky sugar on his tongue, which he sucks thoughtfully as they're directed to the next duck-boat. ]


You first. [ Crossing his arms again and just looking at him expectantly. The duck awaits. ]
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-20 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
[It's alright, Akira can easily be mistaken for a cotton candy-toting Hawaiian girl if you space out bad enough.

He's not offended by Ryuji's ability to feed himself. He'll go to grab a bit for himself, but is interrupted by that available duck.]


Cool, I get the window seat.

[The joke is that they're both window seats; or, the seats are completely identical and there isn't a single window attached to the duck? It's all open, like a BMW 335i Convertible, except that it's a fucking duck.

Anyway, the delivery there is quiet, flat. It could use some help.

He'll step into their assigned duck, pause midway, turn and offer a free hand to help guide his companion in. It's done purposefully, given the theme here. Most people in line immediately have already taken to focusing elsewhere, though one girl does at least seems tickled by their resolution in being super gay in public on a cheesy-ass ride.]
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1/2

[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-20 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
... Dude. [ Glancing between the crowd and Akira. Then the hand. ]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-20 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
[ He ignores the offered hand and kind of crowds him, trying to usher him to the other side so he can comfortably step into the duck. He braces his weight against the neck of it, but ends up staggering just a bit when the boat shifts against the sudden displacement of weight. ]

Gragh! [ Flailing, then he tries to grab for Akira's arm to keep himself from totally falling on his face. ]
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-20 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Akira just barely acknowledges the crowd just after Ryuji does. It entails the slightest of glances beyond him; he's not overly concerned. They're not breaking the law, for example.

His arm remains aloft just in case, even as he's forced to shuffle closer to his own seat. The boat wobbles some as a result of his sluggish reaction combined with Ryuji's reluctance. He's grabbed and as such, finds himself teetering way too far in one direction. He'll overcompensate by angling away and ultimately, he ends up landing on his ass on his designated end of the boat, but slanted in a way where he's leaning back toward the outer-edge of his duck (he almost slammed his head on the animal's wing..? Ribs? On the side of the boat) with Ryuji mostly on top of him.

Because it's fucking anime as hell to have that happen. As for the cotton candy's whereabouts: who knows.]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-20 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
[ Well, I guess they'll be on their way down the little canal with Ryuji stretched out over the length of the seat, half-on-top of Akira's lap.

The duck moves so slowly too, so they're just passing by the crowd, with Ryuji's ass up in the air.

He fumbles after a momentary delayed reaction, trying to push up and get properly seated. ]


Shit! [ And once he's done positioning himself, he'll draw his knees up to his chest, practically curling into a ball and covering his face with a single hand. ] So embarrassing... Ooooh. [ A LOUD, DRAMATIC GROAN. ]
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-20 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Not a single person in the crowd seems concerned for them. They could be concussed, or worse. The ride operator did call out to them, at least, but Akira didn't quite catch the details as the bench is pushing into his tailbone and Ryuji's helping to weigh him against it.

It lasts all of a split second in reality, even with that delay.]


Are you alright?

[He's yelling and making weird noises, which is always a positive sign. He'll slip upright in the meantime too, spare a mournful look towards his feet...where that cotton candy has been laid to rest. He'll bring a hand to the back of his head and rub at his scalp...because, while he didn't quite rattle his brain, he did bump his head on the side of the bench-duck.]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-22 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
[ Slowly, he unfurls his legs and lets his feet touch the bottom of the duck. The tunnel is dark, but dim, red-hued lights illuminate their path down the gentle stream. Once they're a fair distance away from the crowd, Ryuji seems to relax. ]

'M fine. [ Mumbled, and then he looks over at Akira. He notices that the cotton candy is missing. ] Didja eat the whole thing already?!
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[personal profile] opposes 2017-04-22 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
[There are little heart-lights helping to light the way. They blink every now and then, taper into lighter pink colors. There are some cherubs in the distance -- he can't quite decide if this is really meant to incite romance or just make things weird.

Even setting Ryuji aside; if he were here with Haru or Makoto (wtf is this Free shit) he'd still feel odd? Maybe because he's not into them like that. He's grinning anyway.

Even in spite of Ryuji's lingering embarrassment. That's what's barely-perceptible in his response.]


Huh?

[Oh, the cotton candy? He's moved onto different horizons...]

I dropped the cotton candy when you fell on me.

[He'll scoot closer, though, as a means of preemptive consolation.]

We can buy more later if you want.

[Now his hands are free for more wild rides, at the very least.]
plainest: (nukes) (catch you if you fall;)

rng legit gave me 5 it's destiny.

[personal profile] plainest 2017-04-18 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[ this is a date that isn't a date, okay....

there really wasn't much in hasetsu that yuuri could even show around to a city boy like ryuji and his friends, no amusement parks or fashionable cafes to hang out in, so while the others are relaxing in the lounge of his parents' hot springs, they go for a long walk around the town.

yuuri is a little awkward, mostly because ryuji seems ... well, so enthusiastic about everything, and so young, and even though yuuri is not that old himself he doesn't remember ever being like ryuuji when he was his age, and all in all it kind of feels a little bit overwhelming, and yuuri kind of wishes he hadn't offered to take ryuji out sightseeing. he couldn't help it though - ryuji looked bored to death of the local baseball game that was being broadcast on tv, and mari kept nudging him in the ribs and flicking her eyes towards the door. oh well. ]


--And that's where I train.

[ they are at the bridge, bundled tightly into their jackets because even though it's getting towards spring the wind that blows across is still cold and biting. yuuri raises a hand and points to ice castle in the distance, just visible over the line of trees. ]
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[personal profile] zomg 2017-04-19 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
[ Yuuri had offered Ryuji and his mother a chance to visit. Of course, they weren't going to turn down a cheap stay at an onsen resort, especially when the owner's son happens to be a famous athlete. They were both eager to go, but the quiet town is more of an attraction for older folk. His mom had no shortage of things to do, but Ryuji found that ... the place wasn't what he was expecting at all. As a Tokyo-born boy, he's certainly not used to sitting around and relaxing.

So going out with Yuuri is a nice change of pace. They don't have arcades around the area or anything like that, but there are neat tourist spots rich with all kinds of history. Not that Ryuji is all that interested in history. But ninja are cool.

When they stop by the ice castle, Ryuji pipes up with renewed vigour. He grabs onto the plush sleeve of the other man's jacket and practically jumps up and down on the spot. ]


Seriously? Can we go inside? [ He's eager to see the rink, and his nose has gone numb from staying outside for too long. ]
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plainest: (plastic) (so we can start again;)

a thousand years later.....

[personal profile] plainest 2017-05-24 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[ yuuri smiles, a little tolerantly, a little surprised and taken aback by ryuji's enthusiasm - but then, that's something he feels for almost everyone he isn't entirely familiar with. ]

Ah, yeah, sure. It's not much warmer inside, though.

[ it's not open yet, but yuuri has a spare key to it from yuuko, so he lets them in through the side door after sending her a quick text to let her know that he's going in; it is a little warmer inside, mostly because the building acts as a shelter from the wind blowing outside, but there's a noticeable chill to the air from the ice, mixed with the smell of rubber and stale, filtered air from the air conditioning. ]