|Ten'ou Shopping Arcade, an evening prior to September 9
||[26 Sep 2005|08:40am]
Ikki moves along the shopping street, glancing into stores on occasion as he passes. Despite his size, he moves through the crowds with an easy grace, his tread almost noiseless on the pavement.
A takoyaki vendor hawks his wares; at any other time, Ikki might stop to buy a few of the hot octopus balls, but this evening he politely declines and heads for one particular shop.
Nebula Chain's stereo system blares the theme from Sakura Taisen into the evening air as Ikki enters, making straight for the shelves containing the tankouban. He passes over the volumes of shonen series, instead choosing a volume adorned by a picture of a delicate-looking male with wide, soulful eyes. Once he's chosen that, he moves over to a shelf of CDs and chooses one adorned with four bishonen.
Once he has his purchases, he walks up to the counter, where a smiling young woman with a high-pitched voice rings them up, takes his payment, and then neatly wraps the CD and graphic novel, and deposits both packages in a bag marked with the store's name. Thanking her politely, Ikki makes his way back out into the shopping arcade proper, his purchases securely in hand.