A dash of azure here, a chocolate splash across purest gold...
“Hey there 'Sujii.”
“Hi Jun…” Yusuji murmured distractedly, still focused on her canvas as she danced about the room. The three pictures provided by Melissa still swirled through her imagination, occupying her mind even as the others in the room kept talking.
“Not at all.” She wasn’t even sure what she said this in response to. Probably the friend Jun brought. Still, there was something nagging in the back of her mind. Something she ought to do instead of finishing of touching up a pigeon in the corner, and tinting the glass just right.
Pigeon. Friend. Painting.
“So what were you guys in the middle of painting?”
Painting. Color. Trees. Wood. Log cabin. Dorm. Paintings.
Suddenly, it clicked.
“Jun!” she squealed, whirling around and dashing towards her best friend. “I knew you'd come!” She stopped short about half a second away from a hug, realizing her apron was covered with enough paint to be considered an artwork of its own. “I’ll just...um...one second!” The offending article of clothing flew across the room, catching a nearby hook just as Yusuji seemed to take to the air herself, almost flying back to her workspace. A few seconds passed, wherein the various pieces of equipment she was still holding were placed back into waiting receptacles with surprising deliberation, and then returned with even greater speed to embrace Jun tightly.
“How are you?” she asked earnestly, “It wasn’t the same without but, it’s still just been wonderful here with Melissa! She’s so nice, and SUCH an inspiration.” Letting go, she gestured towards the drying canvas . “It’s not finished, but...”
It was a scene bathed in silver moonlight, although not from above. Instead, the celestial orb was visible below what looked like an open-air library. Shelves overflowing with books filled the available space, held motionless in the air by each other, well-placed ladders, and wooden stairs, coming and going seemingly as they pleased. Despite the lack of a discernible floor, the view stretched on downwards into the deep blue of the coming night, with the many constructions spiralling almost out of sight toward the immense moon beneath.
And all around were pigeons. Swirling around in flocks, roosting on the many stable ladders, or even being formed from the many shapes made by the shelves or the markings around them. Even the lone chair on the otherwise empty platform which seemed to be the focus of the room featured wings on either side, surrounding the many blue cushions present as well, soft in both their color and design.
But it was patchy. Portions of the shelves lacked refinement, several pigeons were little more than white blobs, and the further one’s eyes were drawn towards the edges, the more blurry it seemed to be.
“I was thinking of doing something more abstract this time, but it kind of...fell apart.” Yusuji said, grinning. “It just needs a little more work, and then it’ll be completely completed.” She frowned, not liking the end of her sentence, but then noticed the one guy in the corner.
“And you brought Souji too! Hi!” She waved at him over Jun’s shoulder. “Nice outfit! Good duel yesterday, although that other costume could use some brightening up. Wait, no, actually, it works perfectly with Rose, forget I said anything. Except hi, and...probably the rest of it. Never mind.”
Yusuji wasn’t quite sure how she felt about the admittedly dapper guy. He had taken on Rose, true, but they’d both been so much fun. And even now, talking to him face to face...he really did look nice.
“So, Melissa!” The return to reality was prompted by remembering the third person in the room, and so the paintress performed another excessive twirl towards her original companion. Yusuji was delighted to see a slight smile on her face, and so, gestured towards the artwork. “Thoughts so far?”