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Discussion in 'Ark City' started by Kyoshi, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Kyoshi

    Kyoshi Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    Coquelicot Agency- October 16th, Year 109
    @Weiss Schnee

    Ark City was massive compared to Yokoya village. Flying over the rolling hills only to see a sprawling settlement of stone and metal had surprised Kyoshi. It was a stark reminder that this place was as far from home as she could get, and nothing like anything that had existed in thr Earth Kingdom. Maybe it even eclipsed the Fire Nation in technical prowess. Did people still go hungry and suffer from crime here, or was this glimpse at the far future meant to be better than that?

    Pushing aside the potential of a more "enlightened" society, Kyoshi needed clothes that actually fit in her. Well, she wasn't too concerned about looking out of place, but the temperature was beginning to drop and sleeping in her armored robes was not an appealing thought. Finding a more permanent shelter was also on her list lf things to do, but for now, Pengpeng was more than willing to let Kyoshi rest in her saddle at night. The sky bison deserved her own protection from the elements though, so a house would be the next step.

    The first one was building up the courage to explore by herself. Kyoshi left Pengpeng at the city outskirts to wait, not wanting to draw attention or upset her friend with all the lights and sounds. From there, it was only a matter of asking around until someone pointed out a tailor or merchant. A tailor would be better than having ill-fitting clothes to last through winter though. While she was still somewhat of a sight in her dark green robes and worn leather boots, she held no reputation here, and so no one stared at her height or her plain face covered in freckles. Keeping her white and red makeup off had been a smart idea, even if she missed the strange confidence it brought.

    After looking through the window at the sample clothing displayed (how did they find such bright colors and interesting fabrics?), Kyoshi dared to open the Agency's doors. She was never going to get used to not having to duck to enter rooms, all the doorways were so tall here... On habit, she caught the door and gently closed it behind her, moving further into the shop with uncharacteristically light footsteps. Even after living in the Avatar's manor, this building had its own sort of intimidation factor. It looked expensive and highly planned out, and she was a little afraid to touch any of the clothing stands in case they somehow broke.
     
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  2. Weiss Schnee

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    Work was more of the same, a monotonous routine of greeting customers, plastering on a smile that was quick to fade once she turned her back, counting money and convincing customers that they couldn't return something they so obviously wore before - all the while attempting not to scream at the idiocy of some of those in this world. People were remarkably annoying, but, still, she had her far less annoying friends to return to, so it wasn't all that bad. She still felt like she was meant for more than routine and urged to do something more with her life - and she figured she would find something more lasting than retail work when she felt a little more stable in this world.

    Working around people with so little respect for her was draining in a far different way that combat was, yet, regardless, she reminded herself that she had to contribute to rent somehow, and, at the very least, she wasn't being pulled in and out of this world like some of her friends were - and then randomly yanked back in. Maybe vines would sprout from the floor and drag her back to Remnant in an hour, but as long as she would here, Weiss would assume she was sticking around. It was the only way to keep sane, honestly, and she was happy enough.

    A woman in… robes entered, immediately drawing her attention due to how ill fitting her attire was with everyone else around. It looked comfortable, maybe, but it certainly made her stick out with all the normal attire surrounding them. Maybe it was normal in the woman's world and in other parts of Pandora (she couldn't know), but here, it looked weird.

    If anyone was in desperate need of fashion help, she definitely seemed like it.

    "Hello," Weiss greeted cordially, forcing a small smile as she approached the woman. "Do you need help finding anything?" She was prepared to offer suggestions, but she would wait for the woman to confirm that she needed the help before doing so.

     
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  3. Kyoshi

    Kyoshi Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    Kyoshi stopped as soon as Weiss spoke, worried that she'd done something wrong already. Her assumption turned out to be completely wrong, and the young woman was offering help. Well this was...strangely nice service for a first time visitor. Kyoshi was used to being ignored by most shopkeepers until she proved she wasn't just wasting their time browsing. Perhaps it worked differently here. She certainly needed some help if she didn't want to wander around cluelessly. Despite being a foot taller, she still somehow felt nervous with the stranger's attention on her, and she tried to at least keep eye contact instead of looking away.

    "Um...Do you have any casual clothes?" she asked. A lot of what was being displayed looked ornate and very decorative, definitely not sturdy enough for her purposes. "Something that would stand up to traveling, if that's possible." Kyoshi trailed off, wondering if she had enough money to cover this. It couldn't be that expensive...well, unless it was tailored to fit.
     
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  4. Weiss Schnee

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    The woman was incredibly tall compared to her (likely over a foot even while Weiss was in heels), yet somehow, the customer seemed a little nervous around her. While she didn't want the stranger to feel any sense of nervousness, admittedly, it was nice to feel like at least this woman wouldn't be yelling at her over not having a particular item in her size, or something.

    "We have some," she nodded, immediately turning towards the back of the shop at a brisk pace. "Do you want pants? Skirts? Coats? Casual shirts, or nicer blouses?" She spoke while walking, trying to gain some sort of estimate for what she wanted so that she could best help the stranger. "Do you have any colors you like? Fabrics you prefer?" Upon reaching a smaller section near the back of the shop with more casual clothing folding rather than hung up, Weiss stopped and waited expectantly for the girl's response.

     
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  5. Kyoshi

    Kyoshi Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    Kyoshi hadn't expected her to walk off, but she caught up in a few strides. Those were...more questions than she expected to hear. There usually weren't that many choices to make. She accepted whatever clothing someone could find for her, but she did at least have an idea of what she liked.

    "Pants and a coat would work the best," she said. A skirt would have to be long and multilayered, and that could get in her way. "Uh..anything green or brown is fine." The two colors that were the most prominent in the Earth Kingdom. "Or a dark red." She'd grown fond of that color too. "...And I'm only really familiar with cotton or silk."
     
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  6. Weiss Schnee

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    She nodded as the woman spoke, and while she seemed fairly indecisive and lacking knowledge concerning fashion, that was where Weiss came in to assist - as was her job considering she was the active store clerk of the hour.

    "What's your budget?" She was already in the least expensive section of the store, but she could ensure she just looked at the cheapest options since she wasn't in the business of wasting her time and letting tall girl's hopes be crushed. "Let's go with red and brown." Green and red clashed, and green and brown would make her look like a tree, so, no.

    "I'm assuming you're looking for comfort, then," Weiss noted with the mention of the fabric, sorting through racks. "Silk will be more expensive than cotton, and it's less found in pants and coats compared to blouses and skirts and dresses, but we have plenty of cotton based items."

     
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