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07 April 2011 @ 08:39 pm
[Among the slowly flourishing shrubbery in the front yard of a quaint little house is Orihime, on her knees and busy at work. Ever since the snow started to melt and the ground started to thaw, she wasted no time getting to work on a small garden for her home. She'd already had the seeds in addition to all the gardening items she'd wished up, but for now, she was just digging up dirt and getting it prepared (she was making quite a mess of her apron too). Even though she was alone at the moment, she'd been talking to herself to remind herself further of what she'd need to do.]

The tomato plants will go inside for sure, and I think I can start on some of the orchids already, hm... Oh, I almost wish things would frost over at night still! Then I could start and plant all of these!

((ooc: Slow tagger is slow. Wanted to post, but school and work have tendencies to jump into the middle of things. It won't be anything personal if I'm sluggish; it's just my schedule. Sorry!))
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: deal with itholeheart on April 8th, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
[Here Inoue, have two cats getting up in your business, because they are cats and this is what cats do. One of them is familiar, the other is not, but the cats are clearly together; a silver tabby Turkish Van named Killinator and a bob-tailed calico who's name you don't know yet. Killinator rubs on Inoue's legs while the calico cat is examining some of her gardening equipment.

Their owner isn't far behind, of course. It's the crazy cat Hollow, Shiro!

Killinator! Akumi! What are ya... ah! Inoue-san!
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: Here's a Lullabyhalycon_days on April 8th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
[The tabby was all too familiar once it approached her, while the calico that seemed to be investigating, was not. But if the former was the cat she thought it was, then that meant the owner would hopefully be close as well.

Turning around, she found Shiro coming and immediately a big smile broke out on her face. She hadn't seen him for quite some time! She raised her slightly dirt-caked hand to wave at the familiar friend.]

Shiro-kun! It's so good to see you!
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: sharkmouthholeheart on April 8th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
So that's where you guys gout off to. Sniffin' out friends, huh?

[The Hollow smiles, surprisingly warmly, happy to see the Orihime he knows the best again after what seemed like so long. He jogs to get over to the garden, then puts his hands in his pockets]

Ah, Akumi is here too. You don't know her, but she's sweet. What're ya up to?
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: And go to bedhalycon_days on April 8th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
[She was about to pet Akumi in greeting when she realized her hands were a lot dirtier than she thought. For now, she gives the cat a smile in place of the petting.]

She seems very curious! But that's what also makes her really cute too!

[She had forgotten about her gardening for a split second when Shiro showed up, so as he asked what she was doing, it all came back to her.]

I'm preparing the dirt for my garden! In a few weeks, I'm going to plant all sorts of things!

Edited at 2011-04-08 12:31 pm (UTC)
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: hey batter batter swing batter!holeheart on April 9th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
She is. She likes ta follow Killinator around and get in everybody's business. [he chuckles a bit and crouches near Orihime, watching carefully] I guess that's just how cats are, though! They like ta try and help, but just make nuisances of themselves.

Ah? [he picks up a packet of seeds and shakes it, then smells it] What all are ya gonna plant?
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: Cause in this townhalycon_days on April 9th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
I don't think they're nuisances at all! Maybe they like to follow you around, but they just like being close to people. It's their way of showing their love!

[She's tucked away a few other of her packets of seeds in her apron pocket, so she pulls them out to flip through them.]

I was going to grow tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes in one spot, and then some other flowers, like daisies and orchids on the other side.

[She stops for a moment to ponder an idea.]

Would Killinator and Akumi like some catnip? I could grow that too!
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: you don't know me like that!holeheart on April 9th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
Heh. I guess. They're a pain when I'm tryin' to do laundry and shit though.

[The Hollow doing laundry... how domestic. But here, he lives alone, so he has to. He gives her back the seed packet -- lavender -- and then sits Indian-style with his hands on his knees]

I bet they'd like that! Then they'd be over here all the time! [he chuckles] Do you.. ah... do ya need some help?
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: Come along with mehalycon_days on April 9th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
[She laughs a little at that, both at the idea of the cats sitting on the clothes and Shiro doing laundry.] Are they sitting on everything or something?

[She makes a mental note to get catnip seeds! She's putting the packets back in her pocket, leaving out the tomato so she can remember to plant that today in a pot.]

If you want to help, I have no problem with it! But are you willing to get your hands dirty? Or should we wish up some gardening gloves for you?
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: fufufufu~holeheart on April 9th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
Ugh, sitting on stuff, trying to get INSIDE the shirts while I'm foldin' them, sitting in the baskets on my clean clothes... [he rolls his eyes] All of that.

[he claps his hands together a bit] Course I don't mind! What do you need me to do?
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: Please god pleasehalycon_days on April 9th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
[Even more laughter.] Aww, that's so cute! They must really want your attention when you're folding!

[She takes a moment to wish up a medium-sized pot that will go indoors after they get the seeds planted.]

Do you want to fill this up with dirt for now? [She points to all that dug-up earth in the 'in-process' garden.] About half way-filled should be good!
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: you're just riveting.holeheart on April 9th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
They just can't deal with me paying attention to something more than them! [he snerks a bit]

[he takes the pot and puts it in his lap and looks at the dirt, then nodding at Inoue. Meanwhile, the cats are sniffing the dirt and laying and rolling in it. Because why not] Alright! [shooing Killinator away from his dirt pile and putting dirt in the pot]
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: And where the town leaves diehalycon_days on April 9th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
If only they had thumbs! Then you all could fold laundry together and they wouldn't feel attention-deprived either!

[Orihime's back to work on the garden (after finding the cats and their rolling far too amusing), using a small hand shovel to dig out weeds and cultivate the dirt. It's coming along pretty nicely, so far! Only a few more feet and there'll be enough for all the things she was planning on planting.]

When you get done with that, you can put the seeds in if you'd like! [She motions to the packet of tomato seeds that sit between them.] Put in about three seeds and pack a little more dirt on top of them after that.
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: the bullet in the gunholeheart on April 9th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Hah! like they'd actually help. [he chuckles. The idea of his cats with thumbs? Horrifying. They already made enough of a mess of his subterranean apartment.

Meanwhile, Shiro is doing a decent job of packing in the dirt. Not too hard, not too soft. He remembers this crap from Zangetsu. He then rips open the seed package carefully, picking out three seeds and placing them in a little triangle in the pot, then covers them with a bit of dirt
] there! What are these, anyway... [looking at the package] To-may-toes. Those red things?
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: I'm ready nowhalycon_days on April 10th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
Maybe if they could understand human language better, they might! It could be so fun to do chores while having two cat sidekicks!

[He was doing really well with his planting! She thinks that he could really be a good gardener if he really wanted to.]

Yep! They're the red fruits that you can have in salads or on burgers! They usually take a little longer to grow than the others, which is why we're doing them now.
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigo: COOL STORY BRO.holeheart on April 11th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Heheh! I guess so, huh? Though I dunno.

[he puts the pot aside. There!]

Oh those. Those are ok as far as stuff like that goes.
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: And go to bedhalycon_days on April 11th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! [In reference to his helpful planting.]

I think I could make some pretty delicious stuff from those when they finish growing! Have you ever tried stuffed tomatoes?
"Shiro" // Hollow Ichigoholeheart on April 11th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Stuffed? [he looks up, a bit cross-eyed, obviously thinking. How do you stuff a tomato?] Stuffed with that?
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: For anyone who wants to flyhalycon_days on April 11th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
To make stuffed tomatoes, you shell out all the stuff from the actual tomato and mix the insides of it with other things, normally like cheese or spinach. When you're done, you put it all back in the tomato like it's a bowl! Whenever I've made it, I've always put bananas and nutmeg in mine!

[And suddenly, she's wanting those tomatoes to grow stat. She's brewing some tasty ideas for them!]

Edited at 2011-04-11 08:50 pm (UTC)
井上 織姫 ⋆  Inoue Orihime: You speak to me in riddlesholyfight on April 9th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
*this Hime is out for a stroll!*

Oh! What are you planting? I should start my garden, too!
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: Here's a Lullabyhalycon_days on April 10th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
[An Orihime has been spotted!]

Ah, hello, Me-chan!

[She takes a little break from her work and wipes her dirt-covered hands on her apron, looking bemusedly at the other Orihime.]

I'm going to plant some vegetables and some flowers! What are you going to put in yours?

Edited at 2011-04-10 05:30 am (UTC)
井上 織姫 ⋆  Inoue Orihime: I'm on a boat!holyfight on April 10th, 2011 05:53 am (UTC)
I was thinking strawberries and some herbs and lots of gladiolus! And maybe a cactus or two!
井上 織姫 | Inoue Orihime: And where the town leaves diehalycon_days on April 11th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
A cactus? That's such a great idea! I bet most people around here don't have any cacti in their gardens! And I'm sure those gladiolus will look beautiful when they're all done growing!
井上 織姫 ⋆  Inoue Orihime: You have my heartholyfight on April 11th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Exactly! I could have a whole little cactus and succulent garden! And the gladiolus will look good with them! And as a border for the porch!