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06 May 2007 @ 11:23 pm
Hiro arrives in New York  
New York reminds Hiro of Tokyo, though it is a city of steel and stone to Tokyo's steel and wood. He finds himself unconsciously moving with the tide of people, though he doesn't step out into the crosswalks when the sign is red. He wonders if these people are really trying to get themselves run over.

He finds, though, that he's far too short in this city of gaijin and it makes it hard for him to really see anything except when he's right on top of them.

"Mi-te! Mi-te!" he says to Ando. He pulls his friend through the throng of now-annoyed people to the store front he wanted to find. "Forbidden Planet!"

He's peering at the books in the window as Ando says, "Are you sure, Hiro-kun? This doesn't look like a place where we'll find an exploding man."

"The latest issue will be out! Perhaps it will tell us where the exploding man is."

Ando shrugs elaborately and follows Hiro into the store. As Hiro tries to remember his American alphabet to find the latest issue, Ando looks around for girls, only to be disappointed that there seem to be only guys around.

"Yattazo!" Hiro crows as quietly as possible, but still with great enthusiasm. He clutches the current issue of "Ninth Wonders" in hand, trying carefully not to crush it to pulp. Quickly he goes to the counter and pays for it.

"Now where?" Ando asks.

"A place where I can read it. A coffee shop will do."

With a shake of his head, Ando blends back into the crowd with his friend.

So, if anyone wants to play with Hiro, he's sitting at a coffee shop.
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Nathan spotted Claire almost the moment she entered the coffee shop. He bowed his head, not sure what to do. The coffee shop was busy, yes he was recognizable and had already heard and noticed whispers throughout the shop and people pointing in his direction. He didn't want to shun her though. She was his daughter. He quickly reminded himself that no one knew that but himself and Peter, Katherine and Sasha.

He hesitated and then turned to wave Claire down. "Claire." He lifted a corner of his lips in a small, half-smile and then looked back to Hiro. "Friend of the family." He said in explanation.
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Claire paid for her coffee and turned at his voice. Funny, she'd know it anywhere now even if she didn't know him very well. She walked toward the table he was sitting at, taking a sip of her coffee.

"Hi...Nathan." They hadn't really talked about this type of situation, so she went with what seemed normal. If he called out to her in a crowded coffee shop that suggested he knew her. Right? "How are you?"
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
"In between hoofing it. I'm going door to door today." Nathan told Claire. He glanced at Hiro and Ando. "Claire this is Hiro Nakamura and Ando... I didn't catch the last name. This is Claire."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Both Ando and Hiro stare at her. Then, all of a sudden, Hiro turns to Ando and starts prattling off in Japanese.

"Honto da?"

"Kimi wa cheerl...You are cheerleader, yes?" Hiro bows a bit at her. "You are safe, yes?"
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Claire blushed, tucking some hair behind her ear. "Uh," her eyes darted to Nathan. Who were these guys? How did they know who she was? "I'm fine. I'm not a cheerleader anymore, but thanks. I was just getting some coffee, waiting for your brother to pick me up."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
"Peter, yes? He is your brother? You are oniisan?"

"Older brother," Ando translates.
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Nathan's back went rigid, immediately on alert when Hiro and Ando began speaking and he didn't understand them. It had to be about Claire and he was immediately on the protective. When they mentioned the cheerleader, his brothers ravings from weeks ago came back to him. "She's safe with me." He said a little more harshly than he'd intended. "And yes, Peter is my younger brother."

Part of him didn't want Claire to have to be anymore a part of this than she already was. He wasn't sure he could stop it though. Mentally he was kicking himself yet again for mot making her go to Paris with his mother. "I guess Peter's late." He added in an attempt to sway the subject.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
Ando smiles. She's very pretty, but he also knows she's in highschool. He holds out his hand. "I am Ando Masahashi."
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powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
"Oh! That's good! You are important man. No one will hurt her now."