|Unable to contain his own composure, Nicholas chuckled along at the mention of a snowball fight. That was until Devon made a passing glance in his direction. Spotting the awkward glare, containing playful intent, Nicholas’ suddenly went silent as his eyes looked away in hopes of not drawing any further attention. He would certainly receive no assistance from Nathan, expressing similar sentiments towards his location. As for his sister… forget about it. He could just see them now, the two girls teaming up against him and the boys, pummeling them into submission. No, a snowball fight was nothing more than a mere competition of little skill; if one won that is. On the other hand, to lose was far worse and meant Armageddon indeed.
As for shopping, that too could be very destructive and severely damaging to Sheela’s limited wallet. Impulsive, personal buys were the most dangerous of all purchases. If Sasha was willing to consider a gift for her friends, there had to be something she could give to her in return, as well as the others. Of course, what each one within their group truly desired remained unclear. At least she would be in the company of Devon, and possibly Nathan as both expressed an interest in visiting the aquarium with her. Being with close company was always going to be more delightful than going alone, no matter where the destination.
Further discussion brought along even more amusing moments, Sasha providing a rather peculiar proposition. Having Sasha as a potential roommate? Was that even remotely possible? Nicholas scratched his head, unsure of how to handle any sort of response. Sheela would most definitely be all for another roommate; not as if extra room was a problem. The main concern, from Nicholas’ standpoint, was the inability to endure not just his sister, but Sasha as well. Better not to suggest any such availability, for he would never hear the end of it from his cunning sister. He would leave this entire matter to Sheela to figure out… or not.
With the lack of discussions, and Sasha fast asleep upon one of the bunks, Sheela yawned out of a developing boredom. Noticing little else to preoccupy herself with, she glanced around unfocused in her last attempt at finding anything to keep herself busy. Unsuccessful, she found her way to one of the bunks and plopped herself down, growing even more fidgety. “I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am going to get some shut eye.” Sheela took to sleep quickly as she lay sprawled across the bed; her eyes closed and her thoughts drifting along. There was no need to wake the peaceful sleeping beauty until their grand arrival in Aomori.
Nicholas took to the tranquility of the moment. With his own phone in his hands, he kept himself at the table, listening to random tracks to bide his time. Every so often a glimpse outside piqued his interest, curious as to the changing of the weather. Time shifted along and the approach of the evening was well in hand. Soon after, the train reached its destination as the group composed itself once more, some of its members more slowly than others. Getting Sheela to awaken was never the easiest of tasks to fulfill, yet with a bit of persistence of his own, she was up and ready to go.
All Sheela had to do now was find her reserved room at the hotel and get to those revitalizing hot springs. It wasn’t as if an unusual delay was a cause for major concern. At least, Sheela hoped there was nothing wrong or anything bad happening surrounding Nelwa. Not as if she understood for certain what Sasha had been referring to specifically. Nathan’s words that followed were just the push she needed to get moving. “Yeah, let’s not let the big bad chill catch us now,” she jokingly responded. Not like the current weather was actually a living entity they had to run away from.