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Katherine Hana Li spin_kick_snap
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Room 508, Tuesday Evening
"Ouch! Dammit!"

Kathy was busting out the serious cusses here, but she was pretty sure that she was perfectly within her rights to do so. Her thumb was bleeding again and it had left a bright streak of scarlet on the fabric she was working with. Stupid hand-sewing. Wasn't that something they were supposed to be learning in a proper high school? Home ec or something useful?

"God dammit!"

She'd just realized that she'd dropped the needle she'd been working with. The end of the yellow thread was lying on her comforter, but the needle it had taken her forever to properly thread was nowhere in sight. Which meant that she'd probably end up finding it with her feet or something. And even if she didn't, she still had to rethread the stupid thing. Ugh.

She was pretty sure that Arachnid-Guy had never had so much trouble putting together his superhero costume.

[The door, like the post, is open!]

myownface

2014-05-21 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)

You know, Sparkle had just been planning on heading up to the roof for a smoke. But when there was swearing coming from a familiar voice down the hall, and that particular familiar voice wasn't generally the sort to swear? Sparkle could put off lighting up for a few to investigate.

"Is that an angry mouse I hear, cursing up a fucking storm?" He looked maybe a little amused as he lounged against the doorframe, an unlit cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth. "Must be."

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)

He was just in time to hear a furious, "Oh, heck!"

Things were getting real in here, Sparkle. Are you sure you could handle it?

"I'm not a mouse," she snapped, looking up at him from a pile of thick white cotton. "My name is Kathy."

myownface

2014-05-21 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)

"Kathy, Minnie. Like I can be expected to know the difference. First time we met, you had those big freaking ears on your head, like, the two circles, remember?"

Sparkle was being helpful.

"What are you doing in here, Miss Hecky-Darnit?"

What? Her swear words were adorable, too.

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)

"I remember the costume," Kathy said with a sigh. Believe her, she remembered the costume. She probably would never forget that stupid costume.

Speaking of costumes...

"I'm working on a project," she said, rather lamely. "Uhh...for Home Ec?"

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

myownface

2014-05-21 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)

"Jog my memory... is Home Ec the Doomsday one, or the one about being a teamworky jerk?"

Sparkle had also signed up for classes this summer term, Kathy. If there had been a Home Ec class beyond that microwave cookery class being caught by Professor Hammerabs, he probably would be taking it.

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)

"It's kind of a self-directed study?" Kathy tried.

That was...slightly more true!

myownface

2014-05-21 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

"Haven't made it past the game's walkthrough level, huh?"

Sparkle was good at this game. He raised an eyebrow at the wad of cotton she was stabbing with the needle and bleeding into.

"So, what is it?"

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)

"Well..." Kathy held up the karate gi she'd purchased from the sporting goods store in town. It had brightly colored swathes of rainbow fabric attached to the collar and left cuff with wide, wobbly stitches. There was more of the same fabric next to her, far more than would be required to finish the right cuff and even line the bottom of the pants.

And if a strip of that fabric had holes cut out of it, what of it?

myownface

2014-05-21 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

It was... definitely a piece of...

"You know, Baltimore's Pride isn't for another, like, month." Though, in fairness, Sparkle could see how she might need that long to make whatever this was work. "You're not going to actually wear this thing, are you?"

Like, in public? Where other humans could see it?

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Turning bright red, Kathy shoved the gi and fabric under her pillow. "Go away," she mumbled, eyes on her bed. "No one asked you."

myownface

2014-05-21 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Pffft, like Sparkle could be so easily dissuaded.

"Aw, come on. It's probably not that bad. Here, try it on. Model it or whatever, and let's have a look at what you've done."

Yes, this would be good.

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

"You're just going to laugh," Kathy said, folding her arms over her chest. "And call me by some silly new nickname. Don't you have somewhere else to be anyway?"

myownface

2014-05-21 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Sparkle shrugged his shoulders, rolling his cigarette across his lip to the other side of his mouth with his tongue.

"Yeah, smoking. But I promise. No new nicknames. Come on, I can sew. I'll give you some pointers."

spin_kick_snap

2014-05-21 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Giving him another dubious look, Kathy pulled the gi back out and shrugged into the upper part. The additional fabric was bright and colorful, yes, but not as garish on the gi as it had been on the bed. The obi had also been covered in the rainbow print, but it was stapled on.

Surprisingly enough, the gi fit her well. The sleeves extended slightly past her wrists, but not enough to impede her movements and the cut of the gi was slim, adhering to her figure. The material was thick and heavy, a nice durable cotton. Important if, say, one was expecting to run around fighting crime in it.

myownface

2014-05-21 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Which, given what Sparkle was going to assume was a mask she'd cut out of that other piece of fabric there, was more or less what he figured was going on here. Why else would there be that much secrecy? Unless she was aiming to be the world's most fabulous bank robber, but he didn't figure that was really her style.

"... Oh my."

Actually, he was having a difficult time pinpointing just what her style was.

"Are those staples?"

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