Aina looked at Brenton and smiled. "Hey, Brenton. You're an American?" She asked quietly, listening to his voice with a tilt of her head.
Hannei, however, scoffed. "Of course it's a magical forest. I've never been in a forest my whole life, I live in Japan. I was in Japan and now I wake up in magical forest. Not that hard. Everyone here is a westerner, too, just like in all the magical forests. We've been taken away to a magical forest. Obviously." She explained condescendingly yet earnestly. She twiddled with the three wheeled drone in her hands, shoving the controller in her pocket. In her mind, there was no other explanation. To be honest, if anyone was going to get taken away to magical forest, it would be her. Some people were arrogant and dumb and thought it would be a prank or a kidnapping but they just don't want to see what was right infront of them.
Perhaps the two sisters had an "advantage" in coming to this realisation as the land they found themselves in was so utterly foreign to them. Green and blue, massive trees, forest as far as the eye could see. It was like they were on another world. If one woke up on Mars, would one not assume they were on Mars? This place was a textbook magical forest.
Aina frowned but then glanced up at the cat. "Why are you throwing rocks at cats?" She asked, offended on the feline's behalf.
Hannei and Aina stuck together, trailing behind the group.
"We need to find the magical portal out of here." She said nonchalantly, kicking at a nearby root.
"You seem to be making-" "No assumptions. Facts. That's the only way out. It's how we got here." "I saw you faint, and then I passed out-""Ontop of me! I fainted. That's your-" "My thing? Maybe this is all-" "-a dream? You wish. I-" "You can't tell when-" "-can tell when I'm dreaming. I'm a lucid dreamer." "Are not." "Are too." "Are not!" "Are too!" "Threepio." The girls giggled.
Aina and Hannei froze up when they heard a scream. A boy was pleading for help and being attacked by- "Goblins! Goblins! It's a magical forest I knew it! The goblins are going to eat that little boy! Then they're going to eat us!" Hannei pointed and frantically bounced up and down, with an almost excited tone of voice.
"Get away from him you freaks!" Aina shouted, following Freya into the action. She waded into into lake and reached out for the boy, a little grossed out by the mud. Her heart was racing. "We'll save you, take my hand! Quick, quick! Hurry hurry hurryhurryhurry!" Her voice was raised and her purple-tipped fingers reached out for the child asking for help.
Hannei had looked up and blushed, a little embarassed that a boy who was of course, cute, had come to her rescue. There seemed to be a lot of people around and Hannei had pretty much humiliated herself infront of all of them. Red faced as Aina was pulled off of her she got into a sitting position. "Yeah, yeah. Whatever." She mumbled, not bothering to thank anyone.
Lots of people seemed concerned for Aina safety, like they usually were if they didn't know about her condition, so she saw fit to allieve them of their concerns.
"She does this all the time. She's a narcoleptic, and it always happens at the worst possible time. Like now, when we've been kidnapped." She chasisted and complained. Either Hannei was very adaptable and brave, or she was just a bit of an airhead, because she didn't quite seem to grasp the severity of the strange situation she ahd found herself in.
"Waaake up. Wake up." She rocked Aina back and forth by the shoulder, leaning over her. She pulled her completely onto her back, not seeming to care too much about a recovery position. "Wake up wake up wake up wake up-" Suddenly, the unconscious girl snorted and her eyes flew open. She erupted into a sitting position and headbutted her sister along the way.
"Oww!" Hannei whined falling back onto her butt and rubbing her head. Aina briefly rubbed her head before looking over concerned at her sister and began speaking in japanese, extending a hand concerned hand outward. Hannei slapped it away and huffed and said something back, pointing to everyone else in the group.
"English, huh?" Aina asked, glancing around at everyone in the group. Eclectic crowd. Mostly kids her age or younger. After a moment she brought her hand down to rub her reddened cheek. "Did you...were you slapping me?"
"No! Yes! Maybe. You were ontop of me you idiot!" Hannei crossed her arms and curled up into a frustrated ball. Aina narrowed her eyes and thought on this. Last thing she remembered was...being in the alley. Hannei had bumped her head and...now here they were.
"So..." "Yeah, this is a-" "Forest? Is it-" "Magical? Maybe." "Is that-?" "My drone. So-" "We probably weren't kidnapped. Hey-" "Yeah my English is pretty good. See, I-" "Knew it would come in handy, huh?"
Aina smiled and got another good look at the group around her. "Uh. Hi."
"This is Aina." Hannei indicated, shoving her sister on the leg.
"And that's Hannei." Aina jerked a thumb towards her sisters general direction.
"We're twin sisters," The two said at the same time, indicating each other and themselves with their pointer fingers. The two helped eachother to their feet and looked around.
Okay, Aina thought. Weird turn of events. This felt like this still might be some kind of weird panic induced dream, but until she woke up there was nothing to do but go along with it. At least Hannei was here.
Hannei was laying face down in the dirt. Her eyes opened and her brown haired head poked up from the grass.
"Pffth, pfta. Phphah." She vocalized, spitting out the vegetation that had crept inbetween her parted lips while she slip. Her ponytail swished from side to side as she glanced around. Her eyebrows furrowed and she sneered. How did she get into the forest? Had she been kidnapped?
Hannei began speaking in frustrated, annoyed japanese. She glanced down into her hand and found it clutched around her RC drone, which was good. At least she still had that. So, maybe she wasn't kidnapped. As she tried to push herself up, though, there was a heavy weight on her back. Grunting, she turned.
It was Aina, fast asleep and snoring, draped across her face down like a blanket. The physically inept twin wasn't strong enough to get the more athletically built Aina off her back. She must have passed out. Again. Swearing, Hannei began slapping her sister lightly on the face with what little leverage she could get.
Suddenly, she realised she had been hearing voices. American voices, it sounded like. Speaking english. If she strained her neck she could see some of them behind her. It looked like she was partially hidden behind some bushes. Clicking her tongue in frustration she began to push her sisters face in an attempt to get her to wake up. Shove, shove, shove. Then she scrabbled her hands and feet in the dirt.
"Eeugh!" She groaned in frustration and disgust at the grass around her, the wet, sticky grass that clung to her perfect clothes. She began to slam and kick the ground with her fists.
"Heeelp! Help me! Help, help, help! Get her off me! Now!" She demanded of the strangers, kicking the rocks in time with her commas. She slapped her sister again, hard enough to make a noise this time. "Wake up! Baka!"
It wasn't a good look to be physically assaulting a narcoleptic, but Hannei was a particular type of person who had a particular relationship with both her sister, and the ground she was trapped against. As in, loved her sister, hated the dirt, and also sometimes really annoyed with her sister. Call it revenge for all the noogies.
Name: Hannei Baizō Age: 18 Gender: Female Appearance: The younger of the sister by only a few minutes, Hannei prefers the color combination of black and green. Standing slenderly at 5'4, she is a pretty japanese girl with big brown eyes, thin lips, and a big, up-tilted nose. Her brown hair is tied up into a ponytail on the right side of her head. There is a big green, polka-dotted bow there. She wears a frilly, sleeveless black top that barely makes it down to her hips. There she wears a pair of leggings tucked into knee high, high heel boots tied with green string. A fluffy white bracelet wraps comfortable around her right wrist, and a just beneath that there is a bracelet of green beads. She wears two necklaces, one with a pink heart of glass, and the other with a hollow pink star shape. Her nails have been pressed upon with green extensions. Needless to say, Hannei aims to make a statement with her fashion, not one to be ignored.
Likes: Aina, video games, books, horror movies, pranks, electronics, air conditioning, science, cleanliness, music, cute boys. Dislikes: The outdoors, dirty people, ruining her clothes, Aina. Skills: Video games, electronic engineering. Fears: Losing her sister, the deep ocean. Inventory: Cell phone, RC drone and controller.
Personality: Hannei is a bubbly, introverted, mischevious, and loud girl who adores and despises her barely-older sister, Aina. She is a city girl who grew up used to a certain level of luxury. She is spoiled and petty, prone to fits of frustration and anger. Give her a few minutes to fume and vent and she'll be back to normal. Hannei is also, simply put, a bit of a weirdo. She's a chatterbox and likes making people angry in strange ways. Not outright antagonism, but if she sees a chance to prank someone she'll take it. She can dish it out, but not take it very well.
History: Hannei is used to the fast pace of city life. Ever since she was a little girl she liked taking apart her toys, and Aina's toys, and then putting her own toys back together and maybe not so much Aina's toys. She would babble for hours and hours about literally nothing in particular, or maybe the magic lightning juice that made everything work. Sometimes a light switch just needs to get flicked on over and over and over again because maybe she'll figure out how it works if she does that enough. She never did. She needed to go to high school for that. She tried making friends, but Hannei was an easy target for bullying given her enthusiasm and dissimilarity to the other children. This caused her to attach tighter to her sister who, also being a bit of a weirdo, enforced each other's weirdness. Most twins you meet are normal people who just happen to be twins. This is not the case with Hannei and Aina.
Despite it's regularly, Hannei never really got used to being teased and her outbursts and heart-on-her-sleeve nature only made her a bigger target. But she did learn how to hurt other people's feelings which made some people back off, and if the people she doesn't like just happen to have a virus installed on their phone, then that's just a happy accident.
Hannei had dragged Aina along to test out her new RC drone in one of the more abandoned back alley ways of Tokyo, where she had set up cardboard ramps. It got stuck behind a dumpster that it couldn't escape. She kneeled down to try and grab it when she did she accidentally bumped her head. Not that big of a deal, but when she felt dizzy and found herself falling to her knees and slumping forward, she wondered if maybe that little bump was a big deal after all.
When she woke up, she was in a different place, with an unconscious older sister draped across her.
Name: Aina Baizō Age: 18 Gender: Female Appearance: An athletically built Japanese brunette standing at five feet, four inches. She is a pretty japanese girl with big brown eyes, thin lips, and a big, up-tilted nose. Her brown hair is tied up into a ponytail on the left side of her head. There is a big purple polka-dotted bow there. She likes the color combination of purple and black. Around her left wrist there is a mettalic looking bracelet, and much below that, a wrist watch. Around her neck are two necklaces. One of a big yellow star, and a hollow purple heart. She wears a frilly black top that barely makes it to her hips. There a pair of black leggings tuck into knee high boots laced with purple string. A reflection of her sister's outfit, the two make a striking and instantly recognizeable pair. While they do not always dress like this, for obvious reasons they will be dressed as such for the forseeable future.
Likes: Hannei, jumping, climbing, gymnastics, being fast, swimming, being brave, pranks. Dislikes: Fears, bugs, egotistical people, being the center of attention. Her cataplexy + narcolepsy. Skills: Athletic, flexible, and acrobatic, Aina is a practiced gymnast. Fears: Losing Hannei, being a burden. Inventory: A bottle of anti-depressants, cell phone, solar powered/windable wrist watch.
Personality: She is cheeky, playful, quiet, extroverted, and despises yet adores her barely-younger sister Hannei. Aina likes to loom around the periphery and be involved in social situations, but never likes being the center of attention. She is competitive and likes to win, and take risks. She hates being humiliated and being scared, and puts on a brave face at all times. Acting brave has actually made her quite courageous over the years. Aina doesn't speak up much if she isn't directly next to her sister, but she likes making friends and meeting new people nonetheless. She just likes it when they come to her. She also hates being doted on and wants to be independant, but her medical condition makes this somewhat difficult. Her twin sister is one of the few people she can comfortably rely on without feeling guilty. Weak to peer pressure and a people pleaser, Aina mimicks those she hangs around with, especially her sister.
Aina is used to big city life, and loved playing sports. Ever since she was a kid she would play ball with the other children and often dunk on her younger sister while playing sports. She was talented and wanted to become a gymnast. There is something of a paradox of desperately wanting to win and then desperately wanting to become invisible when everyone applauds your victory.
Aina has a rare condition called cataplexy + narcolepsy. Very occasionally, a few times a month, perhaps, she will fall asleep against her will and nap for a few seconds or a few minutes. However more often then not, she will suffer a cataplexic attack. When undergoing extreme emotions, such as fear, anger, sadness, joy, or laughter, she will lose control of her muscles and become exhausted. This exhaustion will usually lead to a moment of narcolepsy.
It was a tough condition, one that made competing difficult. To win a competition, overwhelmed with joy, only to feel her legs give out from under her and her world go black shortly after. To be sitting in a passenger seat of a car, experience a spooky moment with a bad driver, and then slump unconscious against the window. It was a difficult life, but she could always count on her sister to look out for her. This support made her confident. She stuck up for her sister against her bullies and continued to compete and win. Managing her emotions became easier over time with training and the help of medication. So she continued on her path as an athlete and the post-victory naps she had gotten used too became less frequent as a result. It was a positive feedback loop. The less scared she was of her condition, the less control it had over her.
She and her sister rely on each other for different reasons, be it emotional or physical support. They are as close as can be and seem to be the only people in the world who truly understand and unconditionally support each other, no matter what. Their parents have been supportive and loving, but it is exhausting to be a parent when your little girls are this much of a handful.
Aina had been dragged along by Hannei to play with her new RC drone, or whatever. When it got stuck behind a dumpster and Hannei went to retreat it, she assumed nothing was wrong when she crawled on her hands and knees to fetch it. There was a small clang, a small little "Ow!" and Aina laughed. But when Hannei didn't chastise her sister and instead slowly lowered herself to the ground and stopped moving, Aina got worried. She went to go see what was wrong and saw Hannei looked asleep. After trying to shake her awake to no avail, Aina felt fear well up inside her. Then she feared she was going to pass out in Hannei's hour of need, which only increased her fear, and shortly thereafter Aina slumped over her sisters body and began to quietly snore.