Post by Yuzuki Yukari on Oct 8, 2019 12:26:27 GMT -8
"You're late again Yuzukisan." Yukari's instructor informed his student as she closed the classroom door behind her. Looking up, the girl stared at him. She had relatively large bags under her eyes; it was obvious she was up late and in consequence, slept in.
"I got lost." Pretending to not be aware of her constant tardiness and the fact that she lived right by the school, Yukari turned to head to the back of the room. Sitting down, the girl felt rather sly and hilarious but given that this was practically routine for the class, no one else seemed to care. In addition, the class' instructor continued his lecture.
With heavy eyelids, it didn't take long for the 18-year-old to fall asleep. Then again, she didn't put much effort into fighting the temptation to collapse into a slumber. As she dozed away on her desk, her teacher finished up their lesson and announced that they would have the first-year students enter the room for a "bonding experience" with their upperclassmen.
It wasn't until the younger adolescents started to shuffle their way in that Yukari woke up. From her peers' excitement to the unknown pupils standing by the door, the girl was extremely confused. Looking over at her instructor, she tilted her head for an explanation. Instead of an answer, he gave her a smirk that silently responded with you would know if you weren't sleeping.
[attr="class","ayab-text"] To say that Rin was looking forward to joining her upperclassmen on a day of bonding would be an understatement. The truth was she was beyond exhausted from working late at night to getting home in time to make dinner for her family (because apparently her brother and father can't cook well). Plus, there was the thing with the robbery but that was an entirely different subject that Rin didn't want to think about right now. So, she was anything but excited like her peers who were all jokes and giggles. [break][break]
There was a lot of commotion coming from both groups but no one made a move until Rin's instructor told them they could go ahead and sit with whoever they wanted. That was when her class hurried inside to take their seats beside the upperclassmen of their choice while Rin made her way over to a girl with purple hair who looked relatively uninterested in what was going on. Taking a seat, she placed her bag in her lap before looking over at the girl to introduce herself. "Hello, I'm Rin. It's nice to meet you." She said with a small smile.[break][break]
Honestly, Rin was not entirely sure what this day of bonding consisted of. Were they going to be doing activities together or participating in some kind of game? Maybe, doing some kind of project? Well, despite her lack of sleep, the thought of actually being able to do something fun was a treat in itself that made her start to feel the excitement and anticipation as well. She was almost looking forward to it.
Post by Yuzuki Yukari on Oct 13, 2019 9:45:30 GMT -8
It wasn't until the petite blonde headed over to the back of the room that Yukari realized what was going on: underclassmen mentoring. She had been through this before but this time she would not have to follow the lead of a troubled peer.
As she recalled, instead of partaking the merged class in a day full of exhilarating activities, she ended up becoming a paraprofessional therapist to her upperclassman. While that day had not gone the way she had hoped, she held no grudge against her past mentor and instead hoped that the now 20-something-year-old was doing good in life.
"Yukari. Nice to meet you too." The older girl replied. From the younger peer's wording to her smile, Yukari was able to recognize that Rin was both well-mannered and friendly. She as well noticed the blonde's lack of sleep. Whether it was from studying all night to browsing aimlessly through the Internet, Yukari didn't care. After all, she was in no position to judge since she was up at 4 a.m. shooting digital enemies. Either way, the girl had to be tired yet was still putting in an effort to interact with Yukari and for that reason, she instantly gained respect for her underclassman.
As the rest of the students paired up and introduced themselves to one another, Yukari's professor clapped his hands to cease the chatter. Once all eyes were on him, both he and the other instructor explained how the class would participate in a variety of games and tasks to build leadership and communication skills, and, of course, a sense of trust and appreciation between the two groups.
With that known, the first activity was for the students to answer questions given to them by their instructor on a card. With a precaution that the answers would range from being lighthearted to personal, the two adults began to walk around the room to randomly hand the prompts out. Once Yukari received hers, she observed the three inquiries in front of her. Acknowledging the fact that she needed time to think about answers, she gave Rin a look that heavily implied for her to go first.
Yukari. Her mentor. The girl who looked completely uninterested but turned out to be well aware of what was going on today and why this younger student was sitting right beside her. What an amazing mentor![break][break]
When Rin was handed her card for the first activity, she looked over the questions in a moment of deep concentration. Two out of three questions were quite childish, to say the least, but the blonde wasn't one to complain. However, the last one did cause her to tilt her head slightly as she read the question aloud to Yukari. "Huh. Where do I see myself in the next five years...? In school?" She chuckled faintly. This question should've been asked to someone a lot older who had an idea on what their future held not a pre-teen.[break][break]
Honestly, Rin never really had the chance to think about her goals or aspirations. Well, there was a point in her life where she wanted to be a teacher and was going to look into it but didn't get the chance. All she's been focusing on was her studies and making sure her family was well taken care of. Rin looked over at her mentor to hear her input on the matter until she noticed she had a look on her face that meant why don't you take the lead on this one? And since she already read one of them, she might as well go first. "Ah, right. The other one reads what do you like to do in your free time?" She paused for a moment to think about her answer.[break][break]
What did she like to do? Cook? Read? There were so many things, really. "I like to cook, I guess. Alright, your turn." Rin was genuinely interested in knowing what kind of questions Yukari got and what her answers were going to be.
Post by Yuzuki Yukari on Oct 20, 2019 13:53:58 GMT -8
It didn't take the blonde a long time to answer and for that, Yukari was amused. On the other hand, the eighteen-year-old knew that she shouldn't take her time on answering the questions in her hand. Placing her eyes back onto the card, she regained her concentration.
"Where would you like to travel?" After reading it out loud, Yukari began to fidget with the item. Typically foreign countries with their own distinct culture would be the assumed answer but she didn't know. Yukari wasn't interested in traveling; she was content with staying in her mediocre home year-round. Of course, she knew that not providing an answer wasn't going to help the two girls' "bonding experience".
"England. They have mimes." Once she spoke, the girl tossed the card onto her desk. Despite appearing confident and serious, her answer was a joke to fill in for the truth that she didn't have much of a life nor a set of aspirations. Of course, Yukari wouldn't tell anyone that; especially not some stranger she was expected to inspire.
"Uh, they do?" Her words came out as a shock in surprise coupled with her wide blue-colored eyes until it dawned on her that maybe her mentor could've been joking about going to England because they had mimes. Not that she was the one to judge if it was one or not. Travelling required money. Money any pre-teen or teenager would probably not have at this point in time. But then again, anything was possible in this day and age. For all Rin knew, Yukari could secretly be super rich or the heir to some big company. The possibilities were pretty freaking huge.[break][break]
So, it was her turn again. "The last question reads what's your favorite color?" There was another pause followed by the young girl placing the card back on the desk. Seriously? That was it? She was kind of expecting to be asked some crazy question like the first one she got. Sighing, she opened her mouth to speak."Yellow. My favorite color is yellow. I know it's not a common color to like but I like it." She shrugged. "You're next." Hopefully, the last few questions her mentor had were better than hers.
"Yellow isn't too bad. As long as it's not bright enough to blind you." Yukari said with a smirk. Looking back at her cards, she placed them upwards between the two of them.
"My favorite class is lunch and my biggest fear? I don't have one because I'm fearless!" Looking satisfied, Yukari stretched out in her chair and let out a yawn. The rest of her peers were working on their second card, informing their partners about unnecessary personal information. She never understood these activities. No one was being genuine in their interest for their acquaintance. If anything, the only joy from these cards was talking about yourself. Well, that and not dying from boredom during a lecture.
"So what do you think about all of this?" Yukari asked, tilting her chin to the rest of the class. It wouldn't be long until they caught up to the pair and she was curious for what Rin would say. She liked the fact that it didn't take the younger girl five minutes to answer a question and wondered if she would like anything else about her.
If only everyone else could be so... accepting of the color yellow like Rin's mentor Yukari was. The next questions and answers that followed were pretty straight-forward and vague. But, the blonde-haired girl wasn't the one to complain when she too gave answers that weren't meant for much elaboration on. Though, curiosity did take a hold of her to the point she had to make a small comment on Yukari's last answer. "So, you really aren't scared of anything? Not even spiders, ghosts, killer zombies, or people trying to put cat ears on you?"[break][break]
Okay, so maybe the last one was specifically a Rin thing but she had to know if her mentor was truly courageous or only bluffing.[break][break]
When Yukari asked her what she thought about the activity, Rin couldn't help but sigh slightly at how childish she thought it all was. However, she did appreciate the fact that she was able to learn a little bit about someone she's never met before. The most someone would get out of a person was a name but with this activity, she was able to learn so much more. "I liked it. It was interesting." She turned back to Yukari with a smile. "What about you? Wish we could've done something a little more exciting?" Rin asked.