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27 March 2007 @ 01:42 am
{{OOC: Man, I lose, big time. I meant to start this thread days ago but went out of town and got sick and junk (not necessarily in that order but still). Anyway, this one's for Ishida<3.}}

Though five in the morning wasn't most people's idea of a fun time to go jogging, Hana and her dogs thought otherwise. Most mornings, they could be found braving the elements for their daily run, releasing pent up energy (in the case of the dogs) and getting in gear for the day to come. She and the dogs were always pleased when people joined them for their early-morning runs, since it happened so infrequently. When Ishida decided to tag along, Hana was pleased enough to hand a leash over to him and allow Shouri to drag him along.

The walk was filled with companionable talk and comfortable silences. When they arrived back at 311, each went their separate ways to clean up before meeting back at the front door at 8:30 sharp. Hana nodded and lead Uryuu out to her truck, unlocking the door for him and buckling the dogs into their crates. The engine purred to life when she turned the key, and (not for the first time) Hana was glad that Shuuhei had insisted she replace her old truck.

"I'm really happy that someone in the building wants to bring one of those puppies home," she told Uryuu as she pulled out onto the street. "They're so sweet, and cute, too. I could probably even get you a discount on your vet bills, if you bring the pup back to the clinic for all its checkups and things."

Hana smiled over at him as she changed lanes, checking her dogs in the rear-view mirror. "Have you been thinking about names?"
fate_calls on March 27th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Uryuu liked her; not in a chemical romance sort of way, but more in a friend way, which was just as rare as the first. As he was currently seeing someone, it really hadn't crossed his mind. She reminded him of Inoue, a little. Might have been in the way Hana smiled, he couldn't really pinpoint it exactly.

But he felt comfortable in her company, which was not usual for him. When she spoke, he blinked out of his reverie. "I've always wanted a dog. And now that I'm finally on my own, I can have one."

"How do you manage, with your dogs in the apartment? I mean, do they go stir-crazy? I'm a bit worried about that."
Hana: Doggy!3dogknight on March 28th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Hana shook her head. "No, the dogs do pretty well. Huskies are notorious for having loads of energy, but I make sure to run them at least twice a day. The clinic also boards animals, so there's a big fenced-in yard where they can play during the day when I bring them with me."

"Dogs are... needy. Puppies especially. They thrive on lots of love and attention. It gets kind of difficult sometimes to juggle all your responsibilities and a dog, too, but it's worth it." She smiled at Uryuu, remembering her first dog. Not that she hadn't grown up surrounded by dogs, but she recalled one in particular that had been her first to raise and care for. "The puppy stage is the most trying for new owners. Training dogs can be a pain, sometimes, but they learn quickly if you use the right techniques."

Traffic was fairly busy with people driving to work, but Hana mainly used back roads that were less crowded. They pulled up to the veterinary clinic a few minutes before nine. "And if you're worried about the puppy getting lonely, I can keep an eye on it when you're busy. And here we are."
fate_calls on March 29th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
"I'm taking a lighter course load next semester so I should be able to manage." Ishida and full-time work and school just didn't mix. He'd been sick so many times, landed in the hospital once. He'd continued to regularly see a doctor, but was notoriously close-lipped about why and if he had some sort of condition to anyone who might ask, not that anyone did.

He eased out of the car when it came to a stop. "I appreciate all your help. I mean, we barely talked before today. But we do have a mutual friend in common, so I suppose that counts for something."