Riku POV@Crimson Lion
"The festival? Ah, yeah, she kind of already pestered me into inviting her. S-sorry about that." he said with a quick apologetic bow. He could be set in his ways most of the time, but apparently Yuna was the one person in the world who could bug him into doing things for her, "Anyway, I'm just gonna print a single set of legs for her Gunpla. Shouldn't need more than that. Thanks, Takemori-san." and he was off to the printing room.
Once in there, he used his phone to grab a quick of the Nobel's leg parts. That would give him the baseline for the legs he was about to make. It was a matter of redrawing the legs with the particular addition he made to them into the printer's settings and then letting the printer itself do the rest. When it was finally finished, he grabbed the newly printed leg parts and hurried back to the build tables where Yuna had been all this time.
"You were gone a while." Yuna said, when Riku made it back, "What exactly were you doing?"
"Printing these for you." he handed the newly minted parts to her, "They might look
the same, but don't be fooled by appearances. They've got a special trick to them that I added myself."
"What 'trick'?" she asked, curiosity now piqued.
"Well, why don't you finish building it and I'll show you in a practice battle later? You know, like a surprise."
With this the two resumed work on the Gunpla. While she was painting it, Yuna spoke again, "Thanks for me taking me with you to festival, by the way. Maybe I'll use this Gunpla and win an event or two!"
"Sure, I don't see why you couldn't. I got into competing by just sort of jumping in, myself." it was true. Riku originally started joining competitions merely by jumping into them on a whim. He didn't put a lot of time into prepping for them back then like he did now. But still, it was a start, and it helped get him to where he was currently.Riku POV@Shiyonichi
The next day, Riku attended a team meeting. Here, Takemori went into a bit more detail about the Festival and its various events. Riku's natural inclination was to join the Quick Build Event, since build competitions had always been right in his wheelhouse. And yet, that also sounded like it would be too simple, too easy. Perhaps he should instead pick an event he wasn't at all familiar with just for the extra challenge? Well, surely he'd figure it out come Festival time next week.
Tomiyoka was also taking this opportunity to announce his departure from the Team. He instead would be joining team within his own age group. He would be missed, but it sounded like he made up his mind and was determined to see this decision through."And when we fight I hope I- *sniff* I hope I can show you guys how awesome I can be!!”
Riku offered him a smile in return, "You already have, Tomi."
And then there was the third item on the agenda. Naoki was absent in order to recruit what he hoped would be the final two team members. Kai was the first to speak up.“So we’re getting newbies. Since Boss seems to have high standards of recruitment, I’m guessing it’s the mercs from last time.”
Riku nodded in agreement, "It's gotta be them. Not sure how he plans to recruit them though, unless he plans to hire them or something." Still, having two others around to bounce ideas off of and practice with couldn't be a bad thing, though. He just hoped they didn't butt heads as much as Kai and Jun did.“Hey, Yankee if ya also got time left over, do ya mind helping me with my Gunpla as well? I’ll be in yer debt if ya do.” Kai scratched his head before saying. “Though I’ve haven’t got a clue for how to settle that debt, besides beating someone up or something along those lines.”
"Don't see why not." Riku answered with a shrug, "Assuming of course you don't mind me seeing its specs and design secrets. Can't exactly help you much if I don't know what I'm working with, after all." he said this before holding up an index, "And if you really want to pay me back, then there's one or two things I could use a hand with. I'm still having some trouble with Gundam Maxter's fighting style and I could use a sparring partner on that front."