Stage 40: The odds against all odds.You are sitting on the floor in front of the couch, arms crossed, staring holds into the brown glass of your coffee table. “So that's how it is....” The tone is not one of aggression or challenge; it is resignation and acceptance of something you have no power to change. Kiki-hime's hand rests on your shoulder, and you slip your hand from inside your sleeve to rest it upon hers; she's sitting on the couch behind you, near Yui. Akari, on your orders, is clearing out her and Yui's room for the two visitors; tonight she and Yui will be sleeping in the same bed as you and your wife. Yuuhi is sitting across from you, her head down, looking sad and somewhat serious, but far calmer than her episode of hysterics would have made her out to be. As you had hoped, she was as competent as your previous incarnation had believed her to be. The identity of the Clan Kaga sorcerers, the spells and traps they had tried to place in the palace of Ryutaku-ji, the verification that Kinashut Kamuy was responsible for the death of Inari and Horobi that day, all things she vows her life are true. Unfortunately, with the passing of Ame-no-Horobi-no-Mikado into Yomi, most of the true youkai, true oni, and dragons left; that is, with the exceptions of the mokumokuren youkai Fujitsu, who faded to nothingness and the oni Hagyu Genso, the head of the palace samurai. That leaves a small number of spirit-children left, including the shinobi fox youkai Yuuhi, the custodian Mizumi Shoko, and a handful of others remaining at the palace in its undersea heaven. Without the mikoto of a kamuy or a kami, there is simply not enough spiritual force to sustain the truly spirit creatures in a world which has largely forgotten them.
>>35831770Shoko is looking no less unhappy, as your own sister lays a comforting hand upon her shoulder which the seaweed green oni-child does not shake off. While Shoko can travel there and back with relative ease and speed, she can only take a single person, and there is not nearly enough staff to secure the place, even with the powerful Genso-sama present. There is also the fact that you're simply not the true ruler of that place yet, maybe ever. You won't know for certain until you take up the mantle of Horobi....….and bring destruction upon Tokyo, and much of Japan.  Ask Er Yin-sensei about kamuy possessing an individual. Ask Miko-Kiku-chan what can be done to bring Fujitsu back from Yomi. Let Shoko-san and Yuuhi-san sleep, bringing an end to the discussion for now. Drink your tea and consider your move after defeating Kurao Goto. Have Yuuhi-san give you a list of who can be called upon to fight anyways.
>>35831777Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35727071/Search for Title: Ryukuza on SuptgBarrier Combat Guide: http://pastebin.com/rZLwzvGxTwitter: @XsQuestmistressHebiki Akari's Tale: http://pastebin.com/3JjNVKbYKurao Yui's Tale: http://pastebin.com/qYJa4PwHKumatori Kiki's Tale: http://pastebin.com/pdjfAEEUAkari's Lesson (R-18): http://pastebin.com/bnGavrhPKiki's Gift (R-18): http://pastebin.com/sLP3NcbCQuest Pastebin: Under reconstruction.Kiku, the shortest, is 5' 1" for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.Akari is 5' 3", and has another few inches to grow. Sexuality is weird, switch.Yui is 5' 4" and will only grow due to circumstances beyond her control (though she will be able to change her size, being Void oni). Dyke, switch.Kiki is 5' 6", and is at full growth. Bisexual bottom.Ryukusa is tall at 5' 8", but this becomes 6' in her true form. She is fully grown. Lesbian top.Er Yin is the tallest at 5' 10" and is fully grown. Lesbian dominant..Jinyuu is 5' 7" but persistently hovers an extra three inches above the ground or floor because of her nature as a seer. Straight.Hinata-hakase is 6' 3". Sexuality is terrifying. Hidesato is 5' 5". Straight.Kushinada is 5' 8". Straighter.Taisho Ryoga is 5' 9". Who knows.Hyun Chisato is 5' 4”, and is fully grown. Lolicon with plausible deniability.Rie is 8” tall or 5' 5”, and is fully cat. Her sexuality is cat.Ryuu Wakaba is 5' 6" and is fully grown. Straight dominant.Hagyu Genso is 12' 5” standing upright. He is by and large gay.Mizumi Shoko is 7' 2”, is fully grown. Bisexual top.Yuuhi is 4'11” and is fully grown. Yuuhi a cute.>Talismans:Akari – CentipedeEr Yin – ScorpionKiki – ToadKiku – LizardYui – SnakeRyukusa – Matagama-no-Shitoki
>>35831777> Drink your tea and consider your move after defeating Kurao Goto.> Have Yuuhi-san give you a list of who can be called upon to fight anyways.
>>35831777> Ask Miko-Kiku-chan what can be done to bring Fujitsu back from Yomi.> Let Shoko-san and Yuuhi-san sleep, bringing an end to the discussion for now.> Drink your tea and consider your move after defeating Kurao Goto.In that order preferably.And damn, right as I'm heading to bed this starts, well I'll probably miss the rest of the thread but thanks for running it XS.
>>35831777Ooh early thread, I can catch this live>drink your tea, ask miko kiku chan what we can do for Fujitsu and pat our fluffy foxgirl's head while plotting our moves for the fight with Goto
>>35831777> Ask Er Yin-sensei about kamuy possessing an individual.> Ask Miko-Kiku-chan what can be done to bring Fujitsu back from Yomi.
>>35831777> Ask Er Yin-sensei about kamuy possessing an individual.> Drink your tea and consider your move after defeating Kurao Goto.Shit, I forgot to check for this.
[X] Ask Er Yin-sensei about kamuy possessing an individual.[X] Ask Miko-Kiku-chan what can be done to bring Fujitsu back from Yomi. Let Shoko-san and Yuuhi-san sleep, bringing an end to the discussion for now.[X] Drink your tea and consider your move after defeating Kurao Goto. Have Yuuhi-san give you a list of who can be called upon to fight anyways. “Kiku-chan....what can we do to restore a shoji-youkai from fading away? Considering your background, I think you'll probably be the most knowledgeable.” Shoko makes a sharp 'ktch' sound, clearly disapproving of the possibility of hope on that count, but the half-youkai looks up at your diminutive priestess, hope brighting her gleaming red eyes. Despite sitting on her lovers lap, the girlish dragonette sounds terribly serious. “That depends on whether or not anyone repaired the shoji-screen it was born from, and if those left behind still made offerings to it, aniki-dragon. If so, then the chances are very good it is simply sleeping. If not, then I would have to speak with Hinata-hakase.” Kiki-hime's hand tightens on your shoulder but you gently squeeze, reassuring her. “Did anyone repair the walls that it was born from Yuuhi-sama?”Yuuhi shakes her head. “No, Matagama-sensei, the screens in the foyer remain as they were, untouched and damaged, gazing upon those who would enter the palace.” Once she had calmed down, it was clear she did not have the same expectations of Kiku-chan that she had of her long dead sensei, though there was clearly hope in the strange half-youkai for that as well. “Many of us make offerings of incense and rolled papers with eyes on them.”
>>35832290Kiku-chan nods and looks at you as you look sidelong at her. “I think there is a good chance that a proper ceremony would reawaken the mokumokuren from slumber. But I would have to be there, and it could take days, aniki-dragon.” Shoko-san stares at your priestess, disbelieving. “You're fucking joking, you'd go though that kind of trouble for a youkai? And you can do that kind of ceremony? What are you, a fucking Buddha?” “Shoko-san, please.” You hold up a hand, cutting off the fuming Fire dragonette's retort. “Kiku-chan is well over one hundred and fifty years old, and she is a very capable Koshinto priestess. Don't be insulting towards her. She's also Ainu, so be even more respectful.” Shoko stares in disbelief, but settles down grumbling in Ainu. Kiku-chan speaks harshly in the same language, and you catch the words Nikne Kamuy twice and Akari's name once. Shoko has turned pale green and clasps her hands and bows her head in supplication several times. Satisfied your Miko calms down and embraces Er Yin-sensei, looking tired. “Er Yin-sensei.” “Yes, Ryukusa-sama?” “Can a kamuy possess an individual, like a kami can?” You don't like the idea, but it seems more and more likely that this is the case. If so it has it's own complications and benefits.
>>35832302“Even more so, Ryukusa-sama. Once invited, unlike a kami, it is impossible to simply exorcise a kamuy, because they can only take on the flesh of a willing worshiper who is earnest and devout. Once it is done, it cannot be undone, except at the will of the kamuy or unless a more powerful kamuy banishes the possessing kamuy.” Ugly, very ugly. “I would hesitate to do so myself, save at the most dire of need, even though Kamuy Fuchi is counted among the most benevolent.” That also means killing the host can kill the kamuy – and with kami waiting to take up the mantle, it would not be a simple matter of going to Yomi and awaiting return to the spirit world.You sip your tea slowly and shake your head. In comparison to the risks Er Yin and Kiku-chan take, you think fighting Goto might be the easier task at this point. Kurao goto is a Void oni, but now you have Matagama-no-Shitoki to help protect you, and you have another oni's suggestions on how to fight oni in general, to say nothing of Akari and Yui's specific instructions. But you're going to be little good to anyone without rest. Speaking of which, Akari has stepped out of her shared room with Yui and nods in your direction, before slipping silently into the room you share with Kiki-hime. Call a halt for now, let everyone else get some rest – it's very late. Ask Er Yin if she would be willing to take that risk. Let Shoko know you'll do everything in your power to help Fujitsu. Get up and go pet Yuuhi, she looks like she needs it. Admonish Kiku-chan for yelling at the help silently.
>>35832327>[X] Call a halt for now, let everyone else get some rest – it's very late.>[X] Get up and go pet Yuuhi, she looks like she needs it.
>>35832327 Call a halt for now, let everyone else get some rest – it's very late. Let Shoko know you'll do everything in your power to help Fujitsu. Get up and go pet Yuuhi, she looks like she needs it.And I'd add:Ask Kiku what that business with Nikne Kamuy is discreetly with Ryo clan handsigns.
>>35832327>[x] Ask Er Yin if she would be willing to take that risk.>[x] Let Shoko know you'll do everything in your power to help Fujitsu.>[x] Get up and go pet Yuuhi, she looks like she needs it.
>>35832327[x] Get up and go pet Yuuhi, she looks like she needs it.[x] Ask Er Yin if she would be willing to take that risk.
>>35831777Seconding >>35831856Along with :>Tease Shoko and Yuuhi about them having to share a bed
>>35832327[x] Ask Er Yin if she would be willing to take that risk.[x] Let Shoko know you'll do everything in your power to help Fujitsu.[x] Get up and go pet Yuuhi, she looks like she needs it.
>>35832327Seconding>>35832424, but without the secret signs: just ask Kiku if she wants to talk about it now.Also>tease oni +fox
[X] Taking care of the smiles is your life's work....even though it's dangerous to others.You squeeze your wife's hand and she lets go, though she runs her hand along your long hair slowly, which feels just wonderful. Rising somewhat slowly, you walk around the table and crouch next to Yuuhi who watches at first, then looks down at the table and clutches her skirt tightly. You look at Yuuhi seriously, and she glances sidelong at you, tears starting to well up in her eyes. Shoko watches, a mixture of disapproval and envy in her expression....not envy that Yuuhi is getting more attention, but envy that Yuuhi is being comforted. “Shoko-san, Yuuhi-san,” you say softly but firmly. You reach up and stroke the fox-child's hair slowly and she bites her lips, willing tears not to fall. “I will do everything I can to restore Fujitsu to you. We've all suffered, but if it is one less thing that you have to suffer through then I will do my best – my best, as Ryuu Ryukusa – to see that it is taken care of.” Yuuhi nods rapidly, sniffling, and Shoko's expression softens quite a bit. “Yui, show Shoko-san and Yuuhi-san to their room, with all of one bed, then you can go join Kiki-hime and Akari-chan in ours.” You smile at Yuuhi who gives you a struggling little smile back, her eyes still brimming though she isn't crying yet. Shoko, on the other hand, is blushing quite badly now, and then she looks started and glances at the hallway where Akari has gone to your and Kiki-hime's room, then at you, her mind working towards some conclusion that isn't simply you being big on group sex.
>>35832800Yui hops off the couch which groans ominously, and politely takes Yuuhi and Shoko to the room. Kiki-hime smiles and goes to help Jinyuu-onee-sama in the kitchen, where the finish the tea dishes and speak softly.Once they're out of earshot you speak softly to your Seer. “Er Yin-sensei. I haven't the right to ask-” Kiku-chan sits bolt upright, her golden eyes wide. “Would you take that risk?” Kiku looks at Er yin in alarm, but Er Yin is smiling faintly. “I promised you all my power, and I will serve Horobi in every way, regardless of the risk. You have given me far more than I could possibly have asked for in return, Ryukusa-sama.” Kiku-chan looks up at you, her golden eyes terrified. Kiss Kiku-chan on the forehead, reassure her it shouldn't come down to that. Shake your head; let her know you don't want that either. Ask Kiku-chan if there is any way she knows of to unbind such a possession. Ask Kiku-chan what she told Shoko. As Er Yin sensei what she thinks the chances of succeeding are.
>>35832817[x] Shake your head; let her know you don't want that either.[x] As Er Yin sensei what she thinks the chances of succeeding are.
>>35832817 Kiss Kiku-chan on the forehead, reassure her it shouldn't come down to that. Ask Kiku-chan what she told Shoko. As Er Yin sensei what she thinks the chances of succeeding are.And one open point from last thread, since we have a private moment with the two:Ask them both if they have any idea who or what intervened to allow us to knock up Akari.
>>35832817>Kiss Kiku chan on the forehead, it shouldn't come to that>Ask Kiku chan what she told Shoko
>>35832817>>35832937I meant: this +>Shake your head, let them know you don't want that
>>35832817> Kiss Kiku-chan on the forehead, reassure her it shouldn't come down to that.> Ask Kiku-chan what she told Shoko.> Ask Kiku-chan if there is any way she knows of to unbind such a possession.Don't worry, jalapeño-chan!
>>35832817>>35832875I'll support this anon!
[X] We have a dangerous mission. We take every – wait, you used that one already, fuck. You look down at your wife's terrified older sister, the look of fear in her eyes not that of a youth, but the knowing, experienced eyes of a woman who has lost her lover and now sees the same loss looming before her once more....and yet, she doesn't protest, or beg, or plead, save with that look of fearful understanding. That awareness of the sacrifice that could be made at your behest that she would have no say in. You smile and shake your head, your hand cupping Kiku-chan's cheek. She grabs your hand in both of hers, stifling a sob, her eyes sending scalding steam up as she lowers her head. You lean forward, kissing her forehead, your other hand coming up to cradle your sister-in law and lover, who helped you give life to your wife's child. Kiku-chan looks up at that kiss, searching your eyes for answers. “You know what's at stake....I have to know all that I can do, no matter how painful.” You touch her lips with the sapphire claws of your left hand and she closes her eyes, swallowing the tears and pain. She nods, a tiny, short nod, accepting the truth, though her fear is still obvious and painful to her.“What do you think the chances that you and Fuchi Kamuy could prevail, Er Yin-sensei?” Kiku is still holding your hand and she looks at her lover, her tail sliding to wrap about her lover's leg tightly.
>>35833401“....I would say ordinarily it would be impossible to fail. Kamuy Fuchi is the most powerful of sorceresses and the strongest of the kamuy....but your Oba-san has had decades, even centuries to prepare, and has the Kaga at her command. I would not presume to guess, save that if it were myself alone, I would be afraid of treachery, rather than failure.” Er Yin's blind eyes turn on your and you reach out, brushing her strangely heavy hair away from the terrible scar upon her face. “The odds would not be in my favor, were it not for you and my beloved and your niji-chans, Ryukusa-sama. I would say....if it was forced, that I would win, because you would defeat the treachery of Kinashut Kamuy.”You recall you have one other ace up your sleeve, something that could be used in the most dire need – the parting gift of Amaterasu-Omikami, the power of Inari. Rightful vengeance indeed.“I would rather not have it come to that at all, but if it is something I can use, I want to remember it.” You hesitate, and then ask another question that has been bothering you. “I was told I shouldn't be able to get Akari-niji-chan pregnant. Except that she is. Which Yui and Kiki-hime don't need to hear about from anyone but Yui-chan, by the way, so keep it to yourselves.” Kiku-chan rubs her eyes against her sleeve, childishness belying her age. “Do you have any ideas?” “I will ask Kamuy Fuchi....such matters are her provenance, Ryukusa-sama.” Er Yin-sensei pulls Kiku-chan close and kisses her forehead. “Aside from that....it would take a Great Dragon or a Great Kami to manage such a thing.” Kiku-chan mumbles into her lover's kimono softly. “Kiku-chan says that Amaterasu-Omikami would be the only kami who could grant a child such life – the great dragons are still beasts of Water.”
>>35833433You nod slowly. You suspected it, and there is still at least one other candidate in Kamuy Fuchi. Of course, it might have been done as a favor, too. “If you can find out, I would appreciate it.” You kiss Er Yin, though a glimpse of gold tells you you're kiss is watched by the diminutive one before you close your eyes. Er Yin's hand curls around the back of your neck, through your hair, and she grips tightly, surprising a soft noise from you. She relaxes, breaking the deep kiss with a smile. You tuck your hand under Kiku-chan's chin, and she looks up at you, searching your eyes for some indication that you aren't going to ask her lover to risk her life – her soul – in that manner. touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes promise it would be the very last resort kiss her forehead and stroke her hair she knows that it's no longer a matter of protecting the principle now explain to her what happened because of Kinashut Kamuy
>>35833465>[x] touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyesNo need for more
>>35833465> touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes
>>35833465> touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes> promise it would be the very last resort> kiss her forehead and stroke her hair
>>35833465>[X] kiss her forehead and stroke her hair>[X] touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes
>>35833465[x] kiss her forehead and stroke her hair[x] touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes
>>35833465> touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes> touch your forehead to her, and look into her eyes>Reafirm who Ryu Ryukuza is with a gaze
[X] touch your forehead to hers, and look into her eyes[X] kiss her forehead and stroke her hairYou smile gently and touch your forehead to Matagama Kiku's, looking into those liquid golden eyes with your deeper than sapphire blue eyes, your hand stroking her silken locks of flame red. She stares back for a moment, uncertain....you feel her Fire eyes open, and she gazes into your soul, looking for the answer to the question she dare not ask aloud. She finds it almost instantly – the belief that you would be able to pull Er Yin out of the clutches of her own goddess if you had to, the certainty that not even Kamuy Fuchi, powerful sorceress and most powerful kamuy that she is would dare stand against you if you demanded the return of your Seer....the lover of your Priestess to you. To Kiku. You're already going against a kami and a dragon for the sake of love....what's one more kamuy?Kiku-chan throws her arms around you and holds you tight, murmuring in Ainu to you, as you pick her up and hold her close, kissing her forehead and stroking her hair with one hand. Er Yin-sensei stands up, and strokes her lover's back gently, smiling sadly, but sympathetically. You slide your tail around Er Yin's, an unspoken promise that she will never be separated from Kiku-chan again if you have anything to do with it. Jinyuu-onee-sama and Kiki-hime are in the kitchen watching, but you wait for several minutes despite that, allowing the cutest dragonette ever her comfort.
>>35833954“Hey, bitsy-dragon, what did you tell Shoko-san?” You stroke her hair still, holding the warm girl close, her tail wrapped about your waist as she finally starts to relax.Clearing her throat, the dragonette speaks haltingly. “I told her....that if she doubted you, she should ask Nikne Kamuy why he gave himself to protect Akari-san....and that she could beg for Nikne Kamuy's forgiveness for doubting someone who has such faith in you that he would sacrifice himself for her....without question....” She pulls back slightly. “Even gods give their lives for you, Ryukusa-hime....” Her golden eyes are serious, worried, but no longer frightened.  I know, bitsy dragon, but I don't ask them to. It's not like I haven't stood up to them before, you know.... You worry over little things....I promised, remember? Not Horobi – me. I promised you. It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick. No oen will keep you apart again, not even a goddess, Kiku-tan.
>>35833974 I know, bitsy dragon, but I don't ask them to. It's not like I haven't stood up to them before, you know.... You worry over little things....I promised, remember? Not Horobi – me. I promised you. It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick. No oen will keep you apart again, not even a goddess, Kiku-tan.
>>35833974> It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick.Oni are supposed to get chains by their master right? Does that apply to loli priestesses?
>>35833974>[x] You worry over little things....I promised, remember? Not Horobi – me. I promised you.
>>35834003> I know, bitsy dragon, but I don't ask them to.> It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick.> No oen will keep you apart again, not even a goddess, Kiku-tan.>I promised, Kiku.We're not calling this a "little thing"
....did we hand over that letter?>>35833974>[x] It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick
>>35834123I need more sleep, thanks for catching that.
>>35833974> I know, bitsy dragon, but I don't ask them to.> No one will keep you apart again, not even a goddess, Kiku-tan.
>>35833974>[x] It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick.>[x] It's not like I haven't stood up to them before, you know....
[X] I know, bitsy dragon, but I don't ask them to.[x] It's not like I haven't stood up to them before, you know.... You worry over little things....I promised, remember? Not Horobi – me. I promised you.[X] It sounds like you need to take your own advice a little, matchstick.[x] No one will keep you apart again, not even a goddess, Kiku-tan.[X] I promised, Kiku-chan.“Perhaps take a little of your own advice, my burning heart. I promised, and I will keep my promise.” Kiku-chan blushes, and looks down, slightly ashamed. You lift her face and look into her eyes. “And I don't ask them to do such things, matchstick. That was their choice, not mine. Just because I was taught by Clan Ryo doesn't mean I am going to sacrifice anyone. I will not let a goddess keep you apart – I've stepped between you and a goddess already – one more is not going to change that.” She blinks back steaming tears and you gently brush her eyelashes clean. “You believed in me before....please remember that now and forever.” She looks down again and whispers softly, “Hai, Ryukuza-hime.” You kiss her forehead one last time and let her down, allowing Er Yin to take her by the hand and lead her to their bedroom. Er Yin glances back at you, though not with her eyes, and bows her head slightly. There's no real response you can make, of course, not without alerting her lover, so you simply wait for her to close the door and lock it.
>>35834626You wait for a count of fifteen, as Kiki-hime and your sister walk out of the kitchen, and then go to your knees, the agonizing pain behind your eyes finally allowed to manifest. Kiki-hime starts to shout your name, but your sister grabs her and stops her from making too much noise as the blinding migraine that you've been suppressing for almost an hour now is finally given free rein. It wasn't just a stroke, but an aneurysm that has since ruptured, and while you've got control of the bleeding, there's no way to stop the pain. It took everything you had to keep anyone from recognizing it, but Yui wasn't entirely fooled.Kiki-hime reaches you first, her gentle hands supporting you as you start to fall forward.  “Don't tell anyone – they'll only worry.” “Quietly go get Yui, she can help.” “Get me to bed, and I'll be all right.” “Onee-sama, sorry; I need your help now.” “I'll be all right, Kiki-hime. Just hold me for a little while.”
>>35834645> “Quietly go get Yui, she can help.”> “Get me to bed, and I'll be all right.”> “Onee-sama, sorry; I need your help now.”
>>35834645>[x] “Onee-sama, sorry; I need your help now.”>[x] “Get me to bed, and I'll be all right.”Sounds painful.
>>35834645> “I'll be all right, Kiki-hime. Just hold me for a little while.”Weeell...hopefully at least.
>>35834645> “Quietly go get Yui, she can help.”We need to be at 100% for our duel with Goto.
>>35834645Wait, is this an after-effect of meeting the landlady? Damn, that's a pretty long time to hold it in.
>>35834763Yes, but then again, being a water Dragon, we have perfect control of our blood flow, so it's not lethal to us, merely inconveniencing.
>>35834645[x] “Don't tell anyone – they'll only worry.”[x] “Get me to bed, and I'll be all right.”
>>35834645> “Quietly go get Yui, she can help.”> “Get me to bed, and I'll be all right.”
>>35834645>>35834934I forgot> “I'll be all right, Kiki-hime. Just hold me for a little while.No sexytime tonight, I suppose. Only cuddles and love
[X] “Quietly go get Yui, she can help.”[X] “Get me to bed, and I'll be all right.”[X] “Onee-sama, sorry; I need your help now.” “I'll be all right, Kiki-hime. Just hold me for a little while.”You lean into Kiki-hime, and murmur softly to her, “Just hold me Kiki-hime. I'll be all right soon. I just need some help.” You can feel her heart pounding even through her amazing breasts, and you giggle softly. Just her holding you imparts strength, and you slowly sit back up, though Kiki-hime takes your arm and won't let go. Without looking at her face you touch her cheek. “Go get Yui-niji-chan....quietly, very quietly.” Kiki-hime looks confused and worried at first, then she glances at the room occupied by Shoko and Yuuhi, and nods. Jinyuu-onee-sama kneels next to you, and gently takes your shoulder, keeping you upright. Kiki-hime smiles at her gratefully, her eyes swimming and quietly and with surprising quickness goes down the hallway towards your room. “This stupid lizard must impose upon you, onee-sama. Yui is skilled, but you can see what she can't.” The flow of blood and the injuries, and you know it's not going to be a nice fix – especially if you want to be at 100% tomorrow. Even though you're only a quarter down in your strength, he nearly killed Akari and she was at her full strength. Totally unacceptable. “Yes, aka-chan. I can help your friend. Is this what a bad visit is like then?” You smile weakly but don't answer her. It would only take a day to heal, but you can't afford to risk even that long. The rustle of cloth being thrown over the coffee table is soft and unmistakable and you resist the urge to look and make sure nothing is going to happen other than cloth being placed over it.
>>35835184You feel strong, gentle hands helping you stand and you rise under your own power, surprising the quartet of hands and their owners. Kiki and Yui are staring at you in shock as Akari lays a porcelain headrest on the end of the table. “Lie down here, aniki. This under your neck.” You obediently lay on the coffee table and tilt your head back over the headrest, feeling the immediate relief of being able to relax – though you keep your power strong where it needs to be. “Are you ready, aniki?”“All right, niji-chan.” Kiki's voice is soft. “How can she even stand like that?” You touch your nose, and frown – it's bleeding again. You suspect your eye is probably just as bad as it was before you took control. But stopping the bleeding in your brain is what matters now, the nosebleed and petechial hemorrhage is incidental.Jinyuu-onee-sama speaks softly. “We have control of our blood and adrenaline. She can still fight if she has to. Kiki-san, you may not wish to see this; Yui-san and I have to do something that may look frightening.” You don't even have to look to know Kiki-hime's expression is as angry and set as an oni-mask.  Kiki-hime....it will be okay, you don't need to see this. Let her stay, onee-sama. It's a medical procedure, Kiki-hime, you should go. She's stronger than you think, onee-sama. Sake, please.
>>35835235>[X] Sake, please.Let her decide on her own.
>>35835235 She's stronger than you think, onee-sama.And then:The choice is yours, my love. If you feel up to it, stay! I will not think less of you should you prefer to go!
>>35835235> She's stronger than you think, onee-sama.
>>35835235> It's a medical procedure, Kiki-himethough she can stay if she wants.
>>35835235>[x] Let her stay, onee-sama.>[x] Sake, please.
[X] It's a medical procedure, Kiki-hime.[X] She's stronger than you think, onee-sama.[X] Sake, please. [+] No shame in leaving, Kiki-hime.“She's stronger than that, Jinyuu-onee-sama. Sake, please.” Akari hands you a small bottle, and you pour it towards your mouth, directing the sake in and drinking it. Yui stares for a moment, then shakes her head, her strong fingers playing in your hair, feeling along your scalp. “Kiki-hime, it's a medical procedure, but it's not like one humans would use. We're not the same as they are, and this wouldn't even be necessary in your case.” Though you're not quite sure what ELSE might happen if Kiki-hime ever meet the landlady.Kiki blanches....and then looks down, taking your hand in hers and kisses it. “I'll stay, Ryu-chan.” You smile and touch her lips gently with your fingertips. Yui focuses on you for a moment then closes her eyes, taking deep, slow breaths. You can feel her Void eyes on you through her closed eyes, even as Jinyuu settles down nearby. You feel Kiki-hime's hand grip tighten as the procedure begins. Akari, on the other hand, settles on the other side and grips your left firmly. “Here. Can you feel it, Jinyuu-sense?” Yui's soft, brisk voice is emphatic, and you can feel her getting her grip. Your sister lays her hand upon Yui's shoulder and Yui nods once. “Are you ready aniki?”
>>35835731“Probably not.” Akari nods simply and you feel Kiki-hime tense as she sees Jinyuu reach for your head, her talons pressing into your skin, cutting. Then Yui presses and pulls and you grit your teeth, the sound of cracking of bone in your head huge. Despite that, the relief from pain is immediate and you feel your sister's power taking over from yours, removing the rogue blood. Kiki-hime squeezes your hand even more tightly and you wrap your tail about her waist, while Akari smiles approvingly. Reaching up you brush tears from your lover's eyes, and she looks down at you, pale as a ghost and frightened, but no longer worried. Yui breathes into the wound and you feel a moment of sharp pain, the scent of ozone, and the relief of injuries sealed. Jinyuu-onee-sama's power fades and Yui relaxes her grip, and you feel the bones slide back into place. You seal the wounds your sister made, as well as your damn nose, and sigh. Kiki-hime looks at you with relief written all over her face. She's still pale but not deathly so.  If I didn't have a fight tomorrow it would have been fine, Kiki-hime, promise.  Not so bad, hmn? I'd say Yui-chan paid off her debt, but she'd probably hit me.  You were very brave, Kiki-hime, thank you. Tickle her with your tail.
>>35835756> Tickle her with your tail> Not so bad, hmn?> You were very brave, Kiki-hime, thank you.And don't forget to thank the others as well.
>>35835756> If I didn't have a fight tomorrow it would have been fine, Kiki-hime, promise.> Tickle her with your tail.> I'd say Yui-chan paid off her debt, but she'd probably hit me.
>>35835756 All of them? ALL OF THEM!
>>35835756> If I didn't have a fight tomorrow it would have been fine, Kiki-hime, promise.> I'd say Yui-chan paid off her debt, but she'd probably hit me.
>>35835756> Not so bad, hmn?> You were very brave, Kiki-hime, thank you.> Tickle her with your tail.
>>35835756> If I didn't have a fight tomorrow it would have been fine, Kiki-hime, promise.> You were very brave, Kiki-hime, thank you.> Tickle her with your tail.>>Thanks Onee-sama>Thanks Yui. Hug her thight with her head deep in our cleavage
>>35835756> If I didn't have a fight tomorrow it would have been fine, Kiki-hime, promise.> Not so bad, hmn?> I'd say Yui-chan paid off her debt, but she'd probably hit me.> You were very brave, Kiki-hime, thank you.> Tickle her with your tail.
[X] Acceptable behaviors and well honed skills. Oh, and teasing. You run your hand though Kiki-hime's soft hair as Akari stands up, looking as placid as ever but to your eyes, clearly relieved that you accepted help this time. The others wouldn't notice at all, except of course for your own sister. As you unwind your tail from around her waist you wriggle the tip, tickling her and making her giggle uncontrollably. “Not so bad as you thought I hope, Kiki-hime. Though, Yui-niji-chan is especially skilled. I'd say she has paid off her life-debt, but she'd probably hit me,” you confide to your wife.Yui blinks and suddenly grins as she looks up. “I wouldn't do that aniki. I'd put bitter tea in your sake.” Akari snickers softly, which is a very odd little noise coming from someone whom you'd never heard it before. It's almost like she's hissing....no, it IS her hissing through her teeth repeatedly. Where the heaven did she pick that up from? You grab Yui and hug her, squeezing her face into your breasts, making her glow pink. Literally, she is glowing pink. “That's sacrilege, you know. Oh, and thank you Yui-chan, Jinyuu-onee-sama. Even though I'd be fine in a day, I don't want to be anything but at my best tomorrow.” Releasing Yui she gasps for breath and Akari pulls her aside, murmuring in her ear and making her turn brick red as well. You take the sheet from the table, noting there isn't a drop of blood or sake anywhere, and nod. “Definitely bed time though. It's been a very, very bad few days and I haven't slept in forever.”Jinyuu-onee-sama rises from her kneeling position and bows. “Sleep well, aka-chan. Good night, princess. She simply bows to Akari and Yui, who both bow back politely. She glides serenely into her room and Yui looks at Akari, who shrugs. Akari takes the cloth from you and walks into your room, Yui following quickly along.
>>35836332“You scared me, Ryu-chan,” Kiki-hime says softly, not really angry, but slightly put out. How bad was that really?”“Just as bad as I said it was – it would have been fine in a day or so, no more than two. But considering I have scores to settle with Kurao Goto, I want to be at my very best.” Kiki-hime steps up to you and runs her fingers through you long hair slowly, her breasts pressed to yours, as they almost inevitably must be when you stand anything less than two feet apart. You shiver, enjoying the touch, and you slips your arms about her waist, stroking the small of her back, above the base of her tail, making her sigh and look down, blushing. Color is finally returning to her face. “You were very brave, kasan.” She looks up, her eyes bright and startled, and then she positively melts into you as you call her by the title of wife – call her what she is, the mother of your mutual child. “I know how hard that was for you. Thank you for staying with me.” “Ryuu Ryukusa....I will always stay with you.” You lean down and she rises to meet you, and you kiss, slowly and deeply, a lingering promise to remain true.>To Be Continued....
Thank you for reading and playing. A few questions answered if there are any.
>>35836357Thank for the thread!
>>35836357Thanks for running! I had some trouble voting in time since I had distractions but it was fun!
>>35836377I have one question: does Ryukuza have more inshight or theories on Barrier Combat, now that she thought about figthing Goto with her dangerous, clever mind for a few days?
>>35836357Thank you for running.I do have a question: if we do beat Goto soundly, is there (to our knowledge) a way to recruit him/have him in our debt so we could call upon his help later during our war; all that without angering the one he serves?
>>35836431Yes. They will be presented at that time, since it is possible anon may not go directly into Barrier Combat. She's also recieved combat tips from Akari, Yui, and Genso.
>>35836377Well one thing I was wondering about was the situation with Hyun Chisato. I was wondering if anyone explained the stakes to her before she agreed to help, because while I doubt it would result in anything other than her saying "of course I'll help you" given Ryukusa's past actions I'd imagine she'd insist on her informed consent anyway, and that's not the sort of thing you usually talk about over the phone.
>>35836456If he looses in Barrier Combat, you could bind him, or you could make him swear an oath to give you assistance. BUT he is an oni, and they're even worse than genies when it comes to making oaths and bargains. On the other hand, he is the majordomo for a god, and that may make a significant difference.
>>35836493Okay, risky, but might be worth it. And Ryujin would take no offense at us borrowing his majordomo (again, as far as we know)?
>>35836471She hasn't actually agreed to fully help in the war, it was just basically discussed. It was one of the things that was being held off until after the fight with Goto and also after the assistance Er Yin summoned was made manifest. She hasn't been full on recruited yet....
>>35836571A matter of honor is a matter of honor - and it'd a point of status as well. Though it's Kuroukami's majordomo, not Ryujin (rain god, as opposed to ocean god)
>>35836651>Though it's Kuroukami's majordomo, not RyujinUh, yeah, sorry! We'll see how the fight develops, but it's a point worth considering.
>>35836651Any idea when you can run next? I need my fix!
>>35836799I may run tomorrow, or friday. I'll post the twitter near middle of the american night as usual.
>>35836950Thanks for running, XS. I look at the Tager Quest pastebin, and then look at the ending of this thread...so can't wait for the next.
>>35836994This game has gone longer than I expected. Glad you are enjoying it. Goodnight all.
>>35836950Alright, I'll look forward to it! Night!
>>35837015The feels tend to do that.
What would happen to Ryukusa if she were to look at the Landlady, or at his office, with Water Eyes?