Anime: The Novel!
how? I mean, there’s no real way to avoid the awkwardness of it all,
but at least it might go over smoother if I worked up to it: “Can I
have a picture with you? *click*... Can I have a picture of me hugging
you? *click*... And, umm, could I possibly have a picture of me kissing
you?” However, we were technically only allowed one picture, and I was
sure Jo would notice me taking my sweet time with Reuben.
is special. I couldn’t just come up to him and bluntly ask like I
would some random guy cosplaying Dante. I had to carefully court Reuben,
build a subtle relationship with him. My most promising plan involved my
actions on Saturday. Dressing as a character from DMC obviously
attracted attention, and if he didn’t see me in the hallways, I was
there for the first Autograph/Photo session and he indeed commented on
my costume. Phase two of the plan was to remind him of myself again
through participation in the Masquerade. Ideally, this was all supposed
to set me apart in his head so that he would be more receptive to me
when I approached him. But what good did that do if it was Sunday and I
was out of Vergil cosplay?
I had to try another way, and a way to catch Jo off-guard. CaT and I knew that Reuben spoke fluent Japanese. I pondered coming up to Reuben together and having CaT explain my situation and present my request in Japanese. After all, Reuben was familiar with CaT because she was constantly in the press row asking questions. But after thinking about it, we figured even Jo might know enough Japanese to catch kisu-shite. And besides, it would defeat the point of my personal Fear lesson. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t struggling with the fangirlish element in my desire to kiss Reuben, but I had to keep my objectives straight. The kiss didn’t matter, the point was to see if I had the guts to ask! (Right?? >_>;)
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