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Kimori Keiko

"I...just...Ugh!Whatever then!"

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a character in “Love's Express Miracle Messenger”, as played by TnevdaNai

Description

Name: Kimori Keiko(Eng: Keiko Kimori)

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Nationality: Japanese

Appearance:
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Description: She prefers pants over skirts.All of her skirts are knee length or longer,in order to hide the scar on her left thigh.Her clothes are bought cheap,but her sense of mix-and-match makes her outfits look rather stylish.She also has a fondness for arm accessories such as bracers,powerbands,bracelets,etc,etc.Every once in a while,she is seen with band aids on her face,bandages on her forehead,arms,legs,etc,etc,warmers on her joints.Well,it's all part of her job,I guess?

Occupation: Weekend Taekwondo Assistant Instructor

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Personality: Ever since her break up,Keiko became withdrawn from people and refused to open up to others.She developed a tough outer shell in order to protect herself from being hurt again.If anyone annoys her or sticks around her too long,she will give them her 'Death Glare',often resulting in most of them fleeing away.She can be seen to converse more with girls than with guys.She also has a strong sense of justice,as she will not stand by and watch as an old lady gets her purse stolen from a purse-snatcher(or something around that scenario).She also tries very hard to appear strong and independent.But secretly inside,she's still how she always was,a sweet and vulnerable individual.This side of her can be seen when she works at her Taekwondo lessons,where she is very patient and nurturing towards the young practitioners there.

History: At the age of 7,Keiko and her parents ended up in a freak accident.During the crash,both her parents and the passengers of the other car didn't survive,leaving Keiko the only one alive.The accident caused Keiko a heart-shaped scar on her left thigh,which she began to hid by wearing pants.Despite the accident,Keiko always tried to put up a smile and appear positive.When she was 15,she gradually found a loving boyfriend.but when she revealed her scar to him,he left her saying that she 'wasn't perfect anymore'.Ever since then,Keiko never trusted men,as she believes even the nicest man would never love her because of her scar.She was never interested in a relationship ever since,and always brushed off guys with her cold shoulder.

She lived in the school's dormitory and paid for her finances by working as an assistant instructor in Taekwondo,unlike the other girls of her age who worked under air-conditioned situations.She worked hard to make herself stronger and able to protect herself.She goes to boxing gyms and her Taekwondo classes quite often.

Why you came to the Happy Face Cafe \(^o^)/: It was quite close to her Taekwondo class,so she decided to enter and take a tour.She ended up loving their iced buns and eclairs that she ended up returning everytime she was in the area.

So begins...

Kimori Keiko's Story

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko

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Keiko was doing one of her workout regimes,an exercise that involved her alternating between running and jogging while throwing punches in front of her,like some kind of bizarre,skinny-looking female boxer.She run past the Happy Face Care \(^o^)/ before backtracking and stared at it.She still kept jogging in place.She let her eyes travel over the cafe's outer area before she gradually slowed down her jogging pace into a stop.

"Well...I guess I could go for an iced bun,or two." she shrugged,wiping the sweat from her face and neck before walking in.The air-conditioned air of the cafe felt soothing on Keiko's skin after being under the heat for quite a while.She opted for a seat right at the corner of the cafe,where she could stare out at the window right next to the seat.She took a swift gaze at the cafe,there were alot of customers today,it seemed.

'None of my business...' she thought,propping her chin on her hand and staring out the window with deep,unreadable eyes.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Brian Berlyn Character Portrait: Louise Lloyd Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko

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Alice looked around the cafe and thought, 'Hmm, I guess I wouldn't be too rude right now....' "Umm, will you excuse me for a sec..? I need to go check on a few things here..." She went over to Brian's and Louise's table and asked, "Is anything the matter here? I saw you fall on your face dear, and I was wondering whether or not you were ok... By the way young man, thank you for helping her out." She gave a mysterious wink to Brian and went over to Keiko's table. Pulling out her notepad, she smiled sweetly and said, "Hey sweetie. What would you like to have today?"

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko

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Keiko blinked out of her stupor and turned towards the source of the voice,which she could recognize rather well.It was the green-haired waitress,Alice.She gave her a brief but warm smile,before she cloaked her emotions.

"It'll be the usual Alice.2 iced buns,an eclair and a vanilla milkshake.Thanks." she turned back to look outside the window.Although she felt close to Alice,she still decided that she's rather not start a conversation.Speaking too much wouldn't aid her at all.It wasn't that she disliked Alice...she was a nice person,always cheerful,happy to serve her customers,Keiko actually found that aspect quite admirable...Maybe they could have a conversation someday,when they weren't inside a cafe as a waitress and customer.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing

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Alice wrote down the order quickly and put the notepad away. "Alright Keiko, I'll be back soon with your order. And by the way, if you ever need anything, or need to talk to me, just talk to me, 'kay?" She winked at her and walked away from the table. Alice looked around the cafe and walked a long way over to Rachel's table. 'Wow, this girl looks really lonely.... I wonder what's troubling her?' She took out her notepad and smiled at her. "Hey dear, what would you like today?"

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing

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Alice Love
Alice wrote down the order and put away her notepad. "I'll be back soon with your order, 'kay?" She was about to walk away when she saw her smile. "Hmm, sweetie, it looks like there's something on your mind. Why don't you tell me about it? Actually you know what, I'll go get your tea right now. I'll be back soon." She went off to the kitchen and gave the orders to the cook. "Michael dear, black tea and a scone, and two iced buns, an eclair, and a vanilla milkshake." "Okay Alice... Hey, isn't there supposed to be a something-or-whatever party this Friday?" Alice looked at him and frowned in confusion. "A party..?" She looked up trying to recall her memory, and she smiled brightly. "Oh! You mean the 'Happy Face \(^o^)/' party that I'm throwing? It's for the customers and regulars to mingle with each other, since I saw how many people were looking all sad and alone today. Besides, have you seen how many people come into this cafe ALONE???" "Err, I guess.... But did you get permission from the manager?" "Of course I did! George thought it was a wonderful idea! Are you done with the orders yet? I still have customers waiting, you know..." Michael set both of the orders on a black serving platter and gave them to her. "Here you go Alice. And good luck with that party. I might go to it, depending on my mood..." Alice smiled at him and kissed him on the cheek. "Oh Michael! Thank you dear!" He blushed slightly and mumbled, "Ehh, you're welcome Alice....." She walked out with the platter and passed by Keiko's table. "Here you go Keiko. Two iced buns, just the way you like them, an eclair, and a vanilla milkshake. Enjoy sweetie! Oh, by the way, I'm throwing a 'Happy Face \(^o^)/' party this Friday. I thought you might like to come, since I've seen how many people come in here looking so sad and alone. I think this cafe just needs some cheering up, you know?" She smiled at her then went off to Rachel's table. "Here you go dear. Black tea, and a scone. Hey..! We're throwing a party here at the cafe this Friday, and I was hoping that you would like to come. The cafe needs more happy faces instead of sad faces, you know?" Alice smiled brightly and tilted her head as she smiled. "Happy faces, 'kay?"

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko

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Keiko stirred the vanilla milkshake that she had ordered,while listening to Alice talk about a party this Friday.People here needed cheering up?She glanced around and had to admit...it was true.Cheering up huh...she could use a little of it as well...

'No,what are you thinking Keiko?!Push away those though,push them awaaaay!' she thought,mentally slapping herself.

She quickly took a small sip from the vanilla milkshake.It was soothing,cool on her parched throat,and it wasn't very sweet,just the way she liked it.The flavor,texture and smell from it was excellent.She closed her eyes and folded her arms over each other on the table.She was contemplating about the party.It's been a while since she last attended one,since God knows when...It might do her some good to get out of her usual schedule...She nodded.

"Alright then.I'll try to make it.I guess I'll just have to cut gym on Friday.When does it start?" she opened her eyes and stared at the waitress.Keiko had gone back to stirring her milkshake again.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson

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Alice Love
"Oh, um... I'll have a coffee, please. And a chocolate bun. Thanks." Alice jotted down the order quickly and put away the notepad. "Alright dear, I'll be right back with your order soon, 'kay?" She began to walk away when she started thinking about Keiko. 'Hmm, somethings really bothering me about Keiko.... I'll go check on her when I have the time.' She went through the kitchen and gave the order to Michael. "Coffee and a chocolate bun, Michael." "M'kay Alice." She went out of the kitchen and sat in a nearby chair. 'Ahh.... Some day today.... I wonder how come everyone is always so sad... Let alone lonely...' She heard Michael call her back into the kitchen. "Alice, here..." "Thanks Michael dear..." Alice went out again and strolled over to Arabelle's table. "Here you go sweetie. Coffee and a chocolate bun." She walked off and looked around the cafe. 'I should go check on Keiko...' She went by her table and pulled up a chair. "Keiko sweetie, something's bothering you and I can see it. Now, what's the matter?"

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko

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Keiko was quite surprised when Alice pulled up a chair and sat with her on her table.What surprised her even more was when she asked what was bothering her.She tried her best to look normal,stirring her milkshake as if the question hadn't fazed her at all.

"...It's nothing,really.I guess I've just been having a tight schedule recently." she said,before sipping on the milkshake and then taking a bit out of the eclair.She didn't lie...that was part of the truth.She started having tight schedules since...a few months after her break up.What was really bothering her was...her inability to open up and trust someone again.She was afraid to lean on someone for support.She had to stand alone.

She did this because she was afraid of falling in love again...she didn't want to end up having her heart broken by another person who treated her nice...

"And do tell the cook that the eclair and milkshake are excellent,as always." she quickly changed the topic,before reaching out for an iced bun.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson

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Alice Love
Alice looked at Keiko and smiled. "Michael would love to hear that. So, a tight schedule, huh? Sounds tough for a young girl like you... I also have a pretty sucky schedule, but I'm able to manage to sit and talk with customers, and set up a party this Friday." She laughed cheerfully, her voice ringing like church bells. She looked at Keiko again and put a hand on her shoulder. "Well Keiko, whatever's bothering you, just come tak to me, and I'm pretty I'll be able to help you out. M'kay? See you then. By the way, the party's going to start around noon." Alice got up from her chair and put it back from where she got it. She looked around the cafe again, this time it becoming her normal routine, walked over to Arabelle's table. 'She looked so sad when she came in.... I should go talk to her to see what's wrong...' Alice pulled another chair and sat down. Running her fingers through her hair, she smiled and said, "Hey there sweetie. My name's Alice. I saw you come in earlier and you looked bothered by something. Is there anything that you wanna get off your chest?"

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko

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"Well Keiko, whatever's bothering you, just come talk to me, and I'm pretty I'll be able to help you out. M'kay? See you then. By the way, the party's going to start around noon."

Keiko nodded her affirmative as Alice left her table while biting into an iced bun.Help her out?That wasn't possible unless Alice could turn back time and prevent the accident that caused her a scar on her thigh...It was just that...the scar.Her eyelids dropped a little,giving her a depressed look while she chewed on the iced bun.She eventually finished her first bun and heaved a small sigh,before sipping her milkshake and reaching for the next bun.She took a look at the clock on the wall.

'I guess it's back to the gym after this...' she thought,biting the bun without taking her eyes off the clock.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Jack Skye Character Portrait: John Reese Character Portrait: Brian Berlyn Character Portrait: Sunny May Character Portrait: Kellan Saturn Character Portrait: Louise Lloyd Character Portrait: Pepper Monroe Character Portrait: Lyle Kel'Koun Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: William Moore Character Portrait: Zaria Intio Character Portrait: Seth Dawson Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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(EVERYONE! PLEASE LOOK ON OOC! IMPORTANT MESSAGE!)

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Brian Berlyn Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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After school, Keiko dumped her bag down onto her bed and pulled out her homework. She laid them out onto her study desk and looked at it. Maths, Geography and History research... She wrote down what she was to do for each homework on pieces of sticky notes and stuck them on the homeworks. She then sighed and look at the clock. Thankfully classes on Friday ended earlier. She had a party at The Happy Face Cafe \^o^/ soon. It wasn't like she was going to have fun there, but it helped every once in a while to loosen up from her extremely tight schedule. She strode over to the bathroom and took a long, warm bath, washing herself clean. After the warm ordeal, she picked out her outfit to wear for the event from her small wardrobe, a black dress that she often wore during special events. She wore it and slowly looked at herself in the mirror, tracing a hand over the scar on her left thigh, hidden by her skirt. She looked decent enough. She dried her hair and brushed it smooth before walking out of her room, making sure to lock her door behind her.

The walk took longer than she expected, as Keiko was used to jogging. But here she was, standing outside The Happy Face Cafe \^o^/. She looked at her reflection in the window, noting her bored expression. Was that really how she looked like? She shrugged to herself and walked into the cafe. While she observed the significant changes to the cafe, she folded her arms, giving her a very anti-social demeanor. She broke a brief smile at Alice before looking at the other people who had arrived.She gave the girl in the blue dress a warm smile, but observed the two guys without any reaction.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Brian Berlyn Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Seth Dawson Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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Alice Love
"Well the place look's amazing as well as you two do." Alice smiled at Yuji's compliment. "Thanks, Yuji! Oh, some others are here! I'll talk to you later, 'kay?" She skipped off and smiled at Keiko and Brian. "Brian, you look absolutely wonderful in that shirt. The color really compliments your eyes!" She turned around and saw Keiko, looking as anti-social as ever. She clasped her hands and held them, smiling brightly. "Keiko dear, you look so adorable in that dress! But, why do you look down? This is a Happy Face party, remember? I want to see happy faces all day here!" Alice spun in a little circle, letting her dress twirl around a bit and saw Arabelle, in a rather stylish blue dress. "Well, won't you two join the rest of the party and socialize? I promise, we'll have a wonderful time together!" She strolled over to Arabelle's table and sat down with her. "Arabelle sweetie, you look gorgeous today. Honestly, you didn't have to come all dressed up, but it's totally fine. Besides, you might be glad you dressed up like this." She winked at her and smiled sweetly. "Well, don't just sit here looking like a sour puss. Come and join us!"
Alice got up from the table and went over to the door. Just as soon as she was about to step outside, Michael came in, wearing a rather nice looking suit. "Michael! You made it!" Blushing, he took off his coat and smiled at Alice. "Thanks Alice. Whoa! This place looks great! You did this all by yourself?" He looked around and saw the streamers hung neatly, and the confetti spread all over the place. He chuckled to himself and looked at her. "You know Alice, sometimes I don't think that you could be human. Then again, you look like one to me, so it doesn't matter!" Alice smiled sweetly and blushed. "Oh Michael, do come and enjoy the party." She lead him in by the arm and walked with him. 'If everyone found out that I'm not a human, but Cupid, they'd flip..!'


Seth Dawson
Seth woke up late and looked at his clock. 'Ugh... I don't wanna get up... Maybe I should get a coffee at the cafe..?' He shook the blanket off him and sat on the edge of his bed. His head pounded slightly at the sudden sound of his sister's voice. "Seth! Are you finally up?! Come down and eat!" "I'll be down! Geez..." He went through his closet and threw on his favorite pair of dark blue jeans, the ones he always wore to whenever he practiced. He pulled on a nice, clean shirt from off one of the hangers and slipped into it. Looking at himself in the mirror, he stuck his tongue at himself. 'I'll just go to the cafe to see what's going on....'
Walking down the stairs with heavy steps, Rochelle looked at him and joked, "So where you are going today? Meeting a girl or something?" Seth clicked his tongue and put some toast in his mouth. "Nah, why do you care? I'm gonna go to the cafe again today. The coffee here sucks." Rochelle puffed up her chest then relaxed. "I'll have you know, you're only here because Mom and Dad couldn't take care of you... Now if you're going, just go. I heard from one of my friends that there's a party going on over there by a, what's-her-name.... Alice Love, I think?" Seth looked at his sister and shrugged. "I'm just gonna get a coffee, 'kay? I'll be back later...." Rochelle smiled as he got up and started walking out the door. She quickly pulled out the keys to her car and threw them at him. Catching the keys deftly, he looked at her with surprise. "Go have fun, you little runt."
Driving down the street to the cafe, Seth looked out the window and sighed. 'I wonder what's gotten into her..?' He parked his car at the side of the Happy Face Cafe \(^o^)/ and locked the car. Walking up, he looked into the cafe and saw how nice it looked. 'Wow.. Must have taken a lot of work to make this place look neat...' He walked in through the door and sat down at a booth close to the window. Alice turned around and saw him, smiling sweetly. Seth blushed and waved at her. 'She certainly looks nice today... I wonder if she did all this..? Nah, one person, and definitely Alice, couldn't have put this place together...'

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Brian Berlyn Character Portrait: Pepper Monroe Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: William Moore Character Portrait: Zaria Intio Character Portrait: Seth Dawson Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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Pepper walked into the cafe grabbing the hem of her green dress. "Jesus Christ. This place is beautiful. Did Alice do this all by herself?" She breathed in the sweet smells of the cafe. She smelt it on a daily basis when working but some how they seemed brand new and amazing. She saw Alice with Zaria near her. "Good food, amazing people!" She smiled in spite of herself. Walking over to a booth by a window she slid in and ran her fingers along the seams of her dress, staring at the door. "I hope someone really interesting comes soon. Good looking too, although I don't want to be too picky." Reaching into her bag she grabbed her iPhone. "I wonder what Will is doing? Hopefully not working. I'll call him up and invite him." Waiting for William to pick up she looked around the cafe. There was a girl who seemed to have a British accent, although Pepper was bad at distinguishing things like that. "Rachel, I think," she muttered. There was another guy, with brown hair and sharp features. "Um. I know it's something with a Y... Yugi!" she said softly. "I really need to learn people's names," she chuckled. There was a nice guy she recognized as Brian. A kind of pulled back girl was there too. "Kimori or Kieko, I think." There was an attractive guy with blue-black hair also. "Seth," she sighed. The phone was still ringing. There was a cute girl there too, sitting in a booth. "She'd be perfect for William!" Finally, he answered. "Hello?" he said, sounding groggy. "Will! Hey, it's Pepper!" she said, happily. "Really? Because I didn't notice your face on my screen, accompanied by your name. Thank you, Miss Monroe. With what may I assist you?" he said, sarcastically. "Funny. Look; there is a party at this little cafe I work at. It's called The Happy Face Cafe \^o^/. You should come!" She heard William sigh on the other end. "Is this a sad attempt to get me to go meet some girl?" he asked. Pepper giggled. "Semi-true. There is a very cute girl here that I think you'd be great with, but apart from that I really want to see you. I haven't seen you in forever, Mr. Busy! Also, Zaria is here. When was the last time you saw her?" William laughed. "Okay, okay. Miss Persistent, I see. I'll be there in about half an hour. "Yay!" said Pepper. "Love you, Will!" "The feeling is mutual, doll face," he replied, then hung up. Pepper smiled.

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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Yuji smiled as he listened to everyone talk as well as Alice's little talked with most people. As he was looking around he saw one girl who seemed to stand out she had a cold demeanor about her. She was beautiful although he current stance would say otherwise. For a brief moment he saw her give a faint smile and that is when he look as though she was an angle. but for some reason she keep herself isolated from the others, which Yuji did not like, he did not like to see her frown so he decided to himself that he would make her smile at least once by the end of the party. As he got up he walked over to where she was, despite his outer look's he was a bit nervous dealing with a pretty girl but gather his courage and said " Hi I am Yuji Yamamoto" he said as he held out his hand "are you enjoying the party?" he smiled at her with a nice seized smile. Looking at her up close she was even cutter than he thought although most people would probably classify her as a cool beauty, she was wearing a long black dress which seemed to fix her like a ..... scale fitting a fish. he waited for her to respond.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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"Keiko dear, you look so adorable in that dress! But, why do you look down? This is a Happy Face party, remember? I want to see happy faces all day here!"

Keiko felt a little embarrassed to be called 'adorable'. She tried to keep her face passive and not seem embarrassed, but the slight blush starting to form around her cheeks was definitely hard to hide. She pulled out a small, uncertain smile at Alice.

"Thanks Alice...I'll try my best to keep a happy face." she said, watching the cheerful girl spin off to another person. Keiko kept a smile as she watched Alice continue buzzing around cheerfully. Really now...how could a person be SO happy all the time?

"Hi I am Yuji Yamamoto " Keiko turned to the source of the voice, a light brown haired male was the speaker. "Are you enjoying the party? "

Her crossed arms tightened a little as she tilted her head and stared at the guy...Yuji, with a disinterested look, perhaps even more of a glare. She made no move to shake his hand. Even Keiko felt that it was kind of rude of her to do so, but she didn't want to have anything to do with guys...especially if they were as bold as this guy. Maybe she should at least answer his question...

" ...It's not like there's anything to do. " she said, before looking around at the people who seemed to be enjoying themselves. "But I guess it's alright. "

She didn't stick around, instead, walking off to find her usual place, albeit a little more...'lightened up' by the decorations. She sat down and stared out the window, an exact image of what she always did in that exact same spot.

"Maybe I should've just stayed and finished off the homework and head to the gym..." she muttered silently to herself. Despite what she was saying, the atmosphere was giving her a relaxed feeling. As if she had an entire load removed from her shoulders. She gave out a tired yawn.

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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Yuji felt a chill go down his spine as she glared at him. did I do something wrong? he though as he put his hand back to his side as he saw she had no intention to take hold of it. " ...It's not like there's anything to do. " she said "But I guess it's alright. " she said and crossed her arm's then she turned her back and walked over to a seat her she sat down and started looking out a window.

Well that could have tuned out better he thought. but do to his nature he knew he would not give up. he crossed his arm's and began to think about how he would do this. after a moment he came up with a plan to at least get her to talk to him he walked over to where she was sitting and sat down across from her. He looked at her and said "hay if i did something to upset you then I'm sorry. If i have done something wrong let me at least try to make up for it by treating you, get whatever you like my treat". well maybe now ill get a smile or at least a conversation out of this.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: John Reese Character Portrait: Pepper Monroe Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: William Moore Character Portrait: Zaria Intio Character Portrait: Seth Dawson Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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Alice Love
Alice was thinking about Seth when her thoughts were interrupted again by, this time, a different person. "If Cupid was real, I'm sure she'd be proud of me." She looked up and saw Pepper pass by. "Pepper, what on earth are you mumbling about this time?" She gave a small, yet happy smile and got up. "Well, a party's not a party without games, now is it?" She started to move quickly, fixing the tables that were in the middle of the room to the walls. Alice stood on a chair and called everyone's attention. "Alright now. Everyone knows this is a party, right? Well, there can't be a party without games!" She leaped off the chair and began pulling everyone into the middle of the room. "Game one: Musical chairs. Everyone knows how to play right? Well, what I want, is all the guys on one knee in the middle in a circle. Now, what the girls have to do, is when the music stops playing, is to sit on a guys knee. If you don't make it, you're out, and you have to be over at the booths. Everyone understands? Good. Now, let's play!"

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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"hay if i did something to upset you then I'm sorry. If i have done something wrong let me at least try to make up for it by treating you, get whatever you like my treat"

Wow...he was persistent. But that wasn't the first time she's met one like him. She kept her head rested on her hand but turned to look at Yuji.

"...Yuji, was it? Look. You did nothing wrong. I just don't like being... nevermind." her voice faded out at the end. What was she thinking? Planning to tell a random stranger about her problems. Instead, she opted back to her defensive demeanor. "Keep you money, I don't need it. "

There was a long pause, then, "But if you really wish to sit in the same booth as me...then suit yourself."

"Game one: Musical chairs. Everyone knows how to play right? Well, what I want, is all the guys on one knee in the middle in a circle. Now, what the girls have to do, is when the music stops playing, is to sit on a guys knee. If you don't make it, you're out, and you have to be over at the booths. Everyone understands? Good. Now, let's play!"

Keiko's eyes widened in surprise. Games? And musical chairs to boot! She was great at it when she was younger. She hadn't been playing games like these ever since her break up. Alice sure was imaginative, getting guys to be the chairs... Keiko looked at the middle of the cafe, waiting to see if anyone was going to play Alice's...'unique' game of Musical Chairs. Keiko made a mental note in her mind NOT to join, even though she badly wished to. She had to sit on guys...really now...She heaved a sigh.

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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"want to go and play" Keiko was surprised at Yuji's question. "It will be fun" She watched as Yuji stood up.

Keiko looked confused, her eyes wandering uncertainly, not knowing whether she should participate. One part of her wished to have fun, another part of her was afraid of participating. The hand that had been supporting her hand moved over to caress her lips as she contemplated what to do. Finally...

"I-I think I'll just s-stay here..." she stammered out. Realizing that she was stammering, her face started to reddened slightly. When she felt her face heat up, she became even more embarrassed and the shade of red deepened even further.

'Dammit Keiko! What are you doing!!' she thought to herself angrily.

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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Yuji was surprised when he herd Keiko stammered out "I-I think I'll just s-stay here..." her face started to reddened slightly and then turned into an even deeper red. ....... cute, not what i was expecting but cute Yuji thought I think i may have found my opining he got a grin on his face. he proceeded to say to her "now now I don't think your mouth want's to agree with your word's. Why don't you just say that it look's like fun and if you still wont go then I wont as well" he then offered her a hand up.

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto

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"now now I don't think your mouth want's to agree with your word's. Why don't you just say that it look's like fun and if you still wont go then I wont as well"

Keiko stared as Yuji held out a hand. Her mouth doesn't want to agree with her words? She tensed up, ready to yell at him. Who does this guy think he is? Making assumptions about her... She realized something and slackened. Keiko had to grudgingly admit...he was right. And he wasn't giving her any choice now. Although Keiko looked rather cold and unfeeling outside, she still thought about others before her. And, well... Yuji said if she didn't go, he wouldn't either...

"Y-you're an idiot..." she stood up on her own, not taking Yuji's hand. "If you wanted to play, you should've gone on your own..."

She turned away with a flustered look before saying, "You didn't have to drag me along."

Now she just stood there, relaxing her composure and letting her arms drop down her sides instead of keeping them crossed. She observed as some of the guys were starting to get into position in the middle, as well as the newcomer that just arrived. She started rubbing her arm with her other hand, an act that looked cute, but was a habit she picked up from Taekwondo during cold winter days when she was waiting for the trainees to arrive. She looked at Yuji.

"You should get going. The other guys are already getting into position." she told him with a passive face.

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Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto Character Portrait: Zachary McCollough

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Zach slowly glanced around the room, to get a better hold on the situation. With the pose he was holding, it felt a bit awkward, but continued holding it regardless, not wanting to upset anyone. He was a chair after all, shouldn't he act like one?

After surveying the room for a minute, he noticed a japanese woman with violet hair that, although cute, looked a bit annoyed. She began rubbing her arm with the opposite hand, something that he did when he got cold. His dojo couldn't really afford heaters or the like, so he did that during the winter.

When he looked at the guy next to her, who he would assume was her boyfriend, he instantly got the air that he was a good fighter, or at least was strong. He got that same feeling from the girl, but she had a calmer air, like it was controlled. This was moreso built upon when he saw the boy's face, as Zach actually had a talent in reading faces, one he picked up from his mother, who was a detective that made use of that skill.

He sighed after a few minutes of posing. It was getting a tad bit dull, wating for everyone to get set up. Then, he thought: "What would a chair do in this situation?" he pondered the words carefully, as if they would decide the fate of someone's life. Unfortunately, he produced no results besides: "Nothing." and so, he did just that. He did nothing, at least until the game started.

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Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto Character Portrait: Zachary McCollough

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"Y-you're an idiot..." she stood up on her own, not taking Yuji's hand. "If you wanted to play, you should've gone on your own..." She turned away with a flustered look before saying, "You didn't have to drag me along."

At this Yuji smiled she does have a cute side watching her rub her hand's it a cute manner. he turned his back to her and started moving to the middle and said "well if i didn't drag you along then how are we suppose to be the last one's left in the end?" as he walked to the middle he saw an older man looking at him and Keiko. Yuji did not know why but he felt that he may be a pain latter. As Yuji got to the ring he got down on one knee and Alice stared to sing then waited for Keiko to show up. Strangely Yuji like the girl although it was not too strange that she was acting cold to him, most people did but see just seemed different and so far his had proven true his face set and demanded waited for the song to stop.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Alice Love (Cupid) Character Portrait: Kimori Keiko Character Portrait: William Moore Character Portrait: Rachel R. Hellsing Character Portrait: Arabelle Jackson Character Portrait: Yuji Yamamoto Character Portrait: Zachary McCollough

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Keiko watched as Yuji joined the circle of 'chairs'. She closed her eyes and heaved a sigh before walking in to join the girls who were walking around the guys. The beat of the music was rather catchy, and Keiko felt as if she wanted to dance to the beat. But instead of doing that and showing everyone a different side of her, she let her feet do a little skipping strut to the music. She felt a little relaxed after all.

'Might be a little stupid but...I kind of enjoy it. ' she thought to herself, a small,genuine smile forming around her lips.