It had been only a few minutes after the young Baskerville discovered the small family of bunnies that inhabited the bushes in the park she had been playing at.
A bright smile was painted on her face as she scooped a chattering rabbit into her small, childish hands, giggling at the way it wriggled within her grasp — pink nose twitching at the unfamiliar scent of the young girl, it’s tail fluttering just as it’s nose did, Lily’s cheeks tinting a light red as she pulled it to her chest, no fear in her eyes at all, only pure joy as she scooped up the cute creature and held it close to her body.
Sight fell against the rabbit’s frame as she laughed, petting it’s head rather roughly, though it didn’t move in the slightest, from fear, though she didn’t have a clue that she wasn’t supposed to be picking these animals up, unaware of the diseases it carried, the fact it could bite into her skin — the fact she could scare it to death, even, only wearing that same smile as she picked it up, kissed it’s nose ( though it took a few attempts ), and cuddled her face to it’s soft fur.
“Hello, Mister Rabbit!”
Such a sweet tone of voice — ringing out with delight as once again, she lowered the paralyzed creature to her chest, honestly unaware of the rabbit’s gender, only assuming it was a boy. Hands clumsily cradled it’s small body and she flipped it onto it’s back, holding it like a mother would her new born child — glancing down at it with eyes of pure adoration.
A name… yes, that’s what she needed, a name for her new friend! A hum slipped past her innocent lips as she thought of what she could call the brown and white patched rabbit, biting onto her bottom lip before her eyes lit up with a wonderful name, or at least, a name she thought to be wonderful!
Really, she was such a smart girl, if she did say so herself!
“Oh, oh~! I know, I know!”
“I can call you Reim! Because you’re just like him, you know!”
Yes — she was quite fond of that man, Reim, a person she considered to be a best friend, even with what he had done to her. It only made sense to name the small creature in her arms after him, his chain looked similar to the animal, too, so it seemed beyond smart — genius even!
Just another great idea from the mind of Lily Baskerville!
Everything was rather quiet until Homura Akemi had heard the high-pitched shouts that could only be coming from the voice of a young girl. Children, always loud, she thought with a little sigh. She had nothing against them, and some of them could almost be cute, but they did have rather obnoxious tendencies. After walking a few more steps, she had seen the girl this voice was emanating from. She had a rather eccentric look to her, including her clothing, and was examining a rabbit. The ebony watched as this girl picked up the rabbit. It tried to break free of her grasp to no success whatsoever. The girl brought it close to her face. Homura wanted to say something, knowing that this wasn’t safe, but the girl didn’t seem to care, and the four-legged animal had now seemed nearly paralyzed at this girl’s touch. She observed as the girl continued to play with the rabbit and talk to it, wanting to speak up, but not entirely caring about the girl either. If she wanted to play with it and get bitten, that was her choice, wasn’t it? If she was dumb enough to pick up a wild animal and put it that close to her face—
But Homura wouldn’t deny that she had a soft spot for cats and, in fact, she did try to interact with many stray cats she had seen. Perhaps this girl was merely naive? The raven-haired female didn’t exactly know what to take of the younger girl.
The girl had already declared a name for this animal. Reim. An interesting … unique choice. She had never heard of anyone with that name.
Because you’re just like him, you know!
Was she comparing a rabbit to a man? Someone that was a friend of hers—? Why would she compare one of her friends to a rabbit that was completely struck frozen from fear of this girl? The ebony felt her curiosity stirring slightly and decided to approach this interestingly strange girl.
“You might want to be careful with that animal, you know,” she said simply, in a kind voice, yet also emotionless at the same time.