The way Lina and Kumiko were bonding over the cake was such a sight to behold. It was something he had not seen in a long time and is having a hard time getting over such a fact, but he needs to make a move from it. Which is why it was probably best that he was asked how the cake was, but apparently, he failed to keep it calm and collected in that conversation as well. Directing all his attention and thought into the criticism of the cake, he mentioned a lot of words that, if he thought about it, might have been too much to a young lady, only ever being struck with that thought afterwards. It appears the old man is easily distracted by the sights, sounds and smells present in the atmosphere in the convention today. It was entirely different to the kind of things he had seen and felt in his previous life. He would apologize for the mouthful he had uttered to the young soul. Not only because he thought it was a bit much, but from the looks of Kumiko, as well as her reply, it was more or less confirmed.
Thankfully tho, it was time for another activity, perhaps it could be something to take Leo’s mind off of the cake or the sights for that matter, however, he really doesn’t want to spoil Lina or Kumiko’s day so he really is trying to make the most out of the situation he is in, possibly even beating himself up for even going to a wedding convention. The activity chosen by their ever cheerful and energetic leader was to try on new outfits in a different area from the cake eating part of the whole convention. A decision Leo happily agreed to, and when he asked his little offspring if she wanted to play dress up and try on new clothes. Lina then jumped for joy and happily said yes, assumingly loud enough for anyone near them to hear but did nothing as they either thought it was not their business, the big old guy behind the children looked scary, or because they knew he was a man of acquired taste and has his reasons for keeping children close. Either way, it felt like the entire convention was their playground and they can do anything, but if it came to that, their glorified chaperone would limit any damage these two might cause.
Kumiko stayed in front of them and led them with such confidence that was comically very delightful. Lina even said she wished she was as strong and confident in her abilities as Kumiko was. This conversation between the father-daughter duo would persist in this particular topic, even reaching the conclusion that Lina would like to be like Kumiko. However, along the way, Lina also commented at how beautiful the place was, decorated with all the beauty and splendor of a wedding. She even pointed out that people were getting married at what seems to be the main stage of the convention and that they all seem to be enjoying every moment. Leo giggled at his daughter, agreeing that they were indeed happy and that is basically what love can do. That it can transcend any situation, just so their pronouncement of love can ring true and loud. And though he giggled and preached about what a wedding basically is, more memories would flood into the swordsman’s mind. Memories of a time before that… proved to be painful as he would not want to dwell on it any longer for his own marriage, happy as it was, had a bitter ending. And thinking of that bitter ending was not distraction enough for the man to bump into someone unexpectedly. Leo was quick enough to say sorry which prompted the person, which was a white haired woman no less. The woman was just as stunned, much like Leo.
However, how much Leo was more stunned that she could possibly ever be. And though the lady was kind and gentle, she did remark to him to watch where he was going next time. “Yes, of course, Lady A- sorry. Miss.”
he replied, stuttering at almost every word he uttered. It was a rather embarrassing affair that he had hoped not a lot of people had seen and after a quick look around, it didn’t seem to be the case. He didn’t see Kumiko tho, perhaps she was already too far off, or just not within Leo’ line of sight at that time. In any case, he wanted to leave the scenario all together and simply said “Excuse me.” hastily, grabbing Lina’s hand afterwards.
During their getaway, Lina asked if the woman was like her mom. The question, simple as it was, sent shivers down Leo’s spine and with a quick sigh simply replied with a quick “Yes.”
before finding themselves near Kumiko again, just in time to see Kumiko in front of the tailor who to Leo’s perspective was a bit condescending and judgemental of people’s clothes which was rather annoying, fortunately, at an acceptable level.
And it didn’t take long for the magical tailor to make Kumiko a rather splendid piece of clothing, it made her look like one of the people getting married in Lina’s eyes, prompting her to ask her new friend “Beautiful! So! Who are you marrying, huh? HAHA!”
After which, Kumiko would ask if she looked any of the rich women. “You already looked more beautiful than them without the dress, Kumiko.”
Leo said, smiling at the end. Then it came to be their turn once Kumiko had stepped away from the tailor, allowing the two to step forward, with Lina taking charge, excited about what kind of outfit she would get.
What she got was a beautiful gown, with black and white color schemes running down vertically on the outfit. Lina was loving it when she first laid her eyes on it, and it was topped off with a matching cowl. Excitedly, she rushed off to the mirror to get a better look and upon further inspection thought that it was close to looking like a nun’s outfit. The tailor was surprised to see that even he wasn’t able to see it. Apologizing, the tailor offered to adjust the outfit to Lina’s liking, and said that she would like to have the black colors and cowl removed. With that request, Lina’s nun looking outfit, turned into a beautiful bridal gown looking outfit which she loved very much, so much so that she rushed to Kumiko to tell her all about it. And with the children supposedly chatting over their new clothes, Leo took this time to step forward and have his turn which the tailor wasn’t very enthusiastic about, given that he’s basically wearing old rags that don’t really smell like a field of flowers. But the tailor chose not to say anything, perhaps feeling that Leo was not a person you should be… commenting about. Instead, he simply got to work with making Leo an outfit.
What the tailor got him was a simple suit and slack combination, topped off with a cape and hood, as if the tailor knew Leo was trying to hide his face as much as he could. It had a regal look to it that, with its white coloration, made it look like he is about to be married. So much so that he would remember once again his own wedding once more all those years ago, in front of the altar with a lady all in white, and he was the same. He quickly asked for the colors to be changed to black, similar to what an executive would be wearing. Quickly, Leo’s request was fulfilled, and gave the tailor an approving smile and thumbs up after walking towards the two ladies asking them “So. How do I look?”
Lina would giggle and say that her dad looks stunningly handsome, like he was a different person altogether and that the tailor was considerate in giving Leo something to cover his face. After that, she would ask for Kumiko’s opinion.
Post WC: 1,358
Leo’s Total: 3703@Kumiko