1286 [NH] [AM] [KF] and [AY]

[AM]: Vault-Tec calling!

[NH]: You're really funny, aren't you.

[AM]: I just wanted to say hi is all.

[NH]: Then why didn't you call?

[AM]: You blocked my number.

[NH]: You could get one of your government hacker whatevers to bypass it or something.

[AM]: That wouldn't be fair, now would it.

[NH]: You did say we'd never cross paths ever again that day in June, didn't you?

[AM]: It's hard to fulfil that promise with our history, and I just wanted to visit to ask what's up.

[NH]: I'll shut this door on you.

[AM]: You don't have to say what you don't want to tell, but can I at least come in?

[KF]: Yes, you may.

[NH]: Really?  You had to say that.

[KF]: Yes, I know he's a horrible person.  He's still a person, though.  Just let him in.

[NH]: Alright, come on.

[AM]: Thanks.  Now, how's everything been for you two?

[NH]: Good until y-

[KF]: Great, very good, thanks.  We've had some close calls, though.

[AM]: Really?  Get in some fights or bad gangs or whatnot?

[KF]: You could say that, yeah.

[AM]: That must've been bad, sorry to hear y'all've had troubles.

[NH]: Are we done?

[AM]: Yeah, I can be.  Well, nice seeing y'all are doing fine here in sunny California.

knock on door

[AM]: Uhh, expecting someone else?

[NH]: No, at least I don't think so.

[NH] opens door

[AY]: Vault-Tec calling!

[AM]: I made that same joke.

[AY]: I know.

[AY] stares are [AM] for 2 seconds

[AY]: Anyways!  Nate, there's something I need to tell you.

[NH]: Is it a private matter?

[AY]: Yes, if you don't mind.  It's nothing Kari or this guy needs to worry about, I'm not making moves on you.

[KF]: I wasn't too worried about something like that.

[AY] and [NH] walk to [NH]'s room

[AY]: Have you heard the story of the doctor?

[NH]: Yeah, I don't like that show.

[AY]: No no no, the Japanese legend of the doctor, Isha.

[NH]: Again, I don- wait, what?

[AY]: Yeah.  I've somehow avoided seeing it, and I know you are.

[NH]: Then why'd you ask me?

[AY]: I wasn't sure if you knew what you were seeing.

[NH]: I did, thanks.

[AY]: You might want to watch what you think about this coming 2087.

[NH]: What's that supposed to mean?

[AY]: You were dead, and the more time that goes by, the more irritated you seem.  I thought your death you talked about was this New Year's, and I was right.

[NH]: To be technical, it was the 10th.

[AY]: In Japan, the New Year's season is the first to the 10th.  I was right!

[NH]: You just fucked my mind again, didn't you.

[AY]: It's the best way to get info out of someone, but anyways, that's all I wanted to say.

[AY] and [NH] return

[AY]: Remember what I said, it'll help.

[AM]: Oh, I suppose we missed something.

[NH]: I really hate you.  Did he say anything to you?

[KF]: Not really, no.  Just asked what I thought of California.

[AM]: I don't think I've met you before, miss.

[AY]: Is "miss" used for someone who's not married or just not in a relationship?

[AM]: Truth be told, that's a good question.  I'm Maximus, Aaron Maximus.

[AY]: Nice to meet you Mr. Bond- I mean, Aaron.

about 5 seconds pass

[AM]: And you are...?

[AY]: Oh, sorry.  Aki Yamada, yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

[AM]: Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

[AY] (aside to [NH]): Well shit, he knows Japanese.

[KF]: Oh, you speak Japanese?

[AM]: Yeah, I know an ok amount.

[AY]: Kono hito wa chotto okoru to omoimasu.

[AM]: I know he is, alright.  Never gets old.

[NH]: What?!

[AY]: Nothing concerning.

[AM]: I think I'll be heading out.  Nice getting to know how y'all are doing and nice meeting you, Aki.

[AY]: Same here, I'll be leaving and nice meeting you, Aaron.

[AM] leaves

[AY]: What an egghead, that guy.

[AY] leaves