Stage 48: Paradise in Trouble.Yui-niji-chan's kiss, and the tea and power she delivered with it, seems to have at the very least cured you of most of your exhaustion and pain. The stitched wound along your left arm is still painful to touch, but your bruises are gone, as is the ache in your left arm. You don't feel any damage there, but it isn't entirely of your own body and it is a thing of Stone, making it slightly unpredictable to your senses. Still, you feel well enough to confront the visiting leaders of the Roman Catholic Church on their own ground as well as going to visit Hyun Chisato and propose a special kind of alliance. Far more important is the fact that the spell that Er Yin-sensei created to bring spirit-children to you. She specified they would be open to your suggestion, but they would ultimately have the free will to chose whether or not to join you in what is essentially a Yakuza shadow war. A spiritual one at that. Still, you're feeling pretty hopeful on that count; no one really wants to see their city under the control of the Yakuza, especially sneaky, backstabbing, vicious, manipulative monsters like Oba-san. Who just happens to be a spirit-child willingly possessed by an ancient god, but what the heaven. There is only one flaw in your plan for the day....a delicate, silky tailed youkai-born fox-girl, child of a human an one of the evil nogitsune. While she might appeal to Chisato as a playmate, the real problem is that she's assigned herself as your shinobi and bodyguard. Your family is pretty pleased by the idea, and even your priestess and your best friend and most trusted companion thinks that it is a good idea, but you're not so hot on it. Partly because you don't want to see Shoko-san's friend get hurt, but mostly because she's got guilt issues deeper than the oceans you draw your power from, and she has that samurai-born-and-bred dedication to her previous master being overlaid on you.
>>36445938Which sucks because she feels she failed him-slash-you once before, badly. You've told her she isn't allowed to die, but it's a stop-gap measure at best. Still, it's safer than bringing anyone else with you, since the core of your family sans Er Yin and Yui are now all wanted by a foreign military group for capture. And probably experimentation. Thank you so much Taisho Ryoga. There's also the complication that there's at least one last group of Anonimous out there, and if they're anywhere near as skilled as the last batch, being alone isn't safe for you either. Kamidamnit.Breakfast is over, discussions are done, and you really want to get out of the beautiful and heavy regalia that suits a powerful person. Meeting Kuroukami's daughter and getting the issue of Yui's family settled has definitely been a weight off your shoulders....but now you need to be able to move. You explain your itinerary to Yuuhi-chan, and then prepare to get dressed for the day.... Drag Kiki-hime along, she's been terribly patient. Yui-chan should be there, because you have questions. You should probably take this time to talk to Er Yin. Akari-niji-chan probably has more to tell you in private. Perhaps Kiku-chan has advice for you.
Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36390636/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/sLP3NcbCAniki, Senpai, and Me (R-18): http://pastebin.com/U1AxYhxKQuest 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. Cosplayer!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
>>36445967>[x] Drag Kiki-hime along, she's been terribly patient.Hope you're not feeling too shit, XS!
>>36445967> Drag Kiki-hime along, she's been terribly patient.> Yui-chan should be there, because you have questions.> Perhaps Kiku-chan has advice for you.Shopping trip with the wife!
>>36445967> Akari-niji-chan probably has more to tell you in private.
>>36446036Can only hope it'll be that calm!
>>36445967>[x] Akari-niji-chan probably has more to tell you in private.>[x] You should probably take this time to talk to Er Yin.Needs more Er Yin.
>>36445967> You should probably take this time to talk to Er Yin.> Akari-niji-chan probably has more to tell you in private.> Perhaps Kiku-chan has advice for you.You're great, XS!
>>36445967> Drag Kiki-hime along, she's been terribly patient.> You should probably take this time to talk to Er Yin.
[X] Drag Kiki-hime along, she's been terribly patient.[X] You should probably take this time to talk to Er Yin.[X] Akari-niji-chan probably has more to tell you in private.“Kiki-hime, please accompany me to our room? I want to get dressed in something slightly more sane for Shinjuku. Akari-niji-chan, Er Yin-sensei, please accompany us.” Yui-niji-chan blinks and hugs your wife again, who strokes her staticky hair and kisses the top of her head. Yuuhi-chan hops up and walks over to Shoko, speaking in Ainu; Kiku-chan and Er Yin-sensei join in the conversation, which becomes fairly involved, very quickly. “Sorry to interrupt – Kiku-chan, can you arrange a ride to Saint Mary's for me? I want to talk with those goof-ball Jesuits first.” That does get you a disapproving stare from your sister as well as Kiku-chan – though Er Yin smiles slightly. “Ah, gomen, gomen.” Jinyuu-onee-sama's stare hardens, she's not buying that one bit. Well, not that you were trying all that hard to hide your feelings. Er Yin says one last thing to Yuuhi-chan, who bows slightly and seems pleased before Akari takes her hand and follows you.
>>36446425Kiki-hime follows you into your shared room; the bed has been replaced, and it's been cleaned up, so you doubt anyone but Kiki-hime has been sleeping there. The shrine is intact and Matagama-no-Shitoki is hanging upon it, the presence of the kami faintly comforting even with the necklace not being worn. Your wife moves up behind you as you lift your arms to undo your hair, and she undoes the complex folds and knotting of your obi. “You look beautiful like this Ryu-chan....like an empress.”Akari smiles faintly, and Er Yin smiles wryly – the one knows you far too well, the other can't see it. “It was mostly for show, really, not my style at all.” “Do you really think it suits me?” “Not the tomboyish look you expected, I suppose, my princess.” “Thank you, that means a lot to me, Kiki-hime.” “You'll still be wearing the red one, kasan.”
>>36446450> “Do you really think it suits me?”> “Not the tomboyish look you expected, I suppose, my princess.”> “Thank you, that means a lot to me, Kiki-hime.”
>>36446450> “Not the tomboyish look you expected, I suppose, my princess.”> “Thank you, that means a lot to me, Kiki-hime.”> “You'll still be wearing the red one, kasan.”
>>36446450>[x] “Thank you, that means a lot to me, Kiki-hime.”>[x] “You'll still be wearing the red one, kasan.”
>>36446450> “Thank you, that means a lot to me, Kiki-hime.”> “You'll still be wearing the red one, kasan.”>Try to cheer Er Yin up.
>>36446450I'll back >>36446596
[X] “Do you really think it suits me?”[X] “Not the tomboyish look you expected, I suppose, my princess.”[X] “Thank you, that means a lot to me, Kiki-hime.”[X] “You'll still be wearing the red one, kasan.”Glancing at the rather decorous formal robes, designed both to impress and to indicate your ties with the members of your family, you palm the needles and comb with which you tied your hair up. “Not exactly the most tomboyish of looks, is it? I'm not much for formal wear, but this was a special case.” Akari stops you from unwinding the obi yourself and stands before you, assisting your wife in taking your clothing off, much to your chagrin. “Ugh, with you two doing all the work, I feel useless, no offense meant to you, Kiki-hime.” Er Yin smiles at that. Kiki-hime laughs softly. “I wasn't this pampered, Ryu-chan!” Akari glances up at you, her eyes dancing with unspoken laughter. “Still, it really is lovely. Perhaps next festival....” Akari is turning her had and....and seems to be pinching her nose, her eyes closed and her cheeks blushing. You're not sure if she's suppressing a nosebleed or about to throw up. Presuming the former, you glance back at Kiki-hime and ask softly, “Do you really think it suits me, 'hime?” She starts to answer with a smile, and something about your expression makes her pause. Kiki looks at you seriously and then steps close, gently taking your outer robes off. “Yes, Ryukusa. I think it suits you very well.” Her hand caresses your hair and smooths it gently as you look away, your heart fluttering.As Akari assists you with the inner robes, you murmur softly. “You're still wearing red for me at our wedding, Kiki-hime. But means a great deal to me. More than you might think, really.” Er Yin laughs softly at that, reminding you that you called them in here for reasons. “Akari-niji-chan, was there more you didn't want to speak of in front of our new friends?”
>>36447119“Mmm. Yes, aniki. I did not turn up very much about our friends though the usual channels, but I did learn things about Mizumi Shoko. She has a history among the oni-children of Tokyo from about two hundred years ago as a gang leader and a trouble maker. There were several incidents with youkai that occurred then that left traces in the tales and word of mouth that spirit children have, that associate her with some of them. She attracts youkai to her.” You're not sure whether to be alarmed or interested. “When she vanished, the youkai incidents did as well. I can't really say if that has anything to do with Horobi or not.” “The answer to that is partly. After your namesake died, his power fled the world for some time. When the last of the youkai faded from the palace, she became despondent and wandered the islands for some time, causing a great deal of mayhem. I learned of her in my studied of Hokkaido and the Ainu.” Er Yin sighs softly. “I am afraid I have little explanation for her. Yuuhi-san is another matter.” Akari and Kiki-hime relax and listen to Er Yin-sensei attentively as you put the robes aside to be put away later. “Yuuhi-san is known to me. She is the child of a very wild, very dangerous nogitsune, but she was raised by a ronin whom the nogitsune tricked into laying with her and then gave him the child. She was well brought up but she has many of those old ideas, combined with the capricious, flighty mind of a fox, and the evil powers of a nogitsune.”Kiki-hime speaks up hesitantly. “I was under the impression that power is good or evil if it is used for good or evil.”
>>36447306Akari seems to have recovered completely and she is the one who answers. “There are some powers which are evil. Ghost flames, taking a human's shape....”Kiki-hime looks confused and starts to speak but you shake your head. “Taking the person's shape means just that, Kiki-hime. Taking the person's shape away from them so you could wear it.” She looks a little more confused, so you explain a little further. “It usually involves eating them.” Kiki pales and nods, looking a little sick herself.“That said, Ryukusa-sama, I would not hesitate to trust her to do the honorable thing,” Er yin finishes. “That's what I'm afraid of.” “I saw her using ghost flames when I was hallucinating....” “I trust her, but I'm not interested in her getting herself killed.” “I want you three to help keep her alive.” “All right. Is there more?””
>>36447306>picWhich cutie is this?>>36447321> “That's what I'm afraid of.”> “I want you three to help keep her alive.”
>>36447321> “That's what I'm afraid of.”> “I saw her using ghost flames when I was hallucinating....”> “I want you three to help keep her alive.”> “All right. Is there more?””
>>36447321> “That's what I'm afraid of.”> “I saw her using ghost flames when I was hallucinating....”> “I trust her, but I'm not interested in her getting herself killed.”> “All right. Is there more?””
>>36447321>[x] “I trust her, but I'm not interested in her getting herself killed.”>[x] “I want you three to help keep her alive.”
>>36447348>A nogitsune using ghost flame. Or stuck in the matrix.
>>36447321> “I saw her using ghost flames when I was hallucinating....”> “I trust her, but I'm not interested in her getting herself killed.”> “I want you three to help keep her alive.”> “All right. Is there more?””>Any advice on starting a gang?
>ghost flamesI assume this looks like those will o' the wisps. What does this do? It burns your soul, or is fire that can't be put out with water?
>>36447474Well, clearly we need one.
[XXX] “That's what I'm afraid of.”[XX] “I trust her, but I'm not interested in her getting herself killed.”[X] “I saw her using ghost flames when I was hallucinating....”[x] “All right. Is there more?””“Yes, except the honorable thing in this particular instance is sacrificing her life to pay the debt she believes she owes to Inari, and that's not really acceptable to me.” Kiki-hime's expression of confusion reminds you that not everyone is aware of Inari, or what it means. “She was present when Horobi's wives and Horobi were killed, but she wasn't able to help any of them. So she's feeling a lot of that samurai-level survivor's guilt, and as much as I love my country, I like living in it too much to die for something not my fault, which is an idea she can't really share, I think.” Er Yin-sensei looks down, more accepting the guilt of having revealed this fact than in any attempt to see the floor. “I trust her, but I don't trust her not to die on purpose.” Akari frowns slightly, which is tantamount to her delivering a vicious diatribe to anyone else. Kiki-hime is looking abashed, which is probably why Akari is frowning at you. “It may also be nothing, but in the time I was possessed, I saw her using Ghost Flames. Kiku-chan was with me, so she might have seen what was really going on, but if it was real, that is some really dangerous power.” As fire to wood, so ghost flame to Shen – it burns the spiritual essence of things as it's fuel, making it one of the deadlier spiritual powers known. “If she dies and doesn't think she's done her duty, she could become a curse, or worse.”
>>36447849Akari shudders faintly but shakes her head. “You'll just have to keep her alive, aniki. It's to dangerous to go alone, and it's too dangerous to take one of us with you.” Kiki-hime doesn't look quite so determined, but she nods anyways. You sigh softly. “And I take it you agree, Er Yin?” She smiles faintly, chagrined but still in agreement with the rest of your family. “Fine, fine. Then we'll hope her uncommon sense of survival gets in the way of her noble sacrifice for the sake of honor.” You turn to the closet and start deciding on what to wear for your meetings. “What else is there?” Casually Cautious! It's a church after all! Business Babe! You have interviews today! Sukeban Style! Yakuza gang classic look! Righteous Ronin! Match your shinobi's look!
>>36447769As go the saying: be careful of what you're horny forThough I agree
>>36447879>[x] Business Babe! You have interviews today!Sharp!>>36447892I resent that, for cuddling purposes only.
Unrelated to the above post...>I Ching Reading: dice+1d4+5 to get a number from 6 to 9. First six rolls only. First roll is first line (but the lines are read top to bottom).
>>36447879> Business Babe! You have interviews today!like a Baracuda
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d4 + 5)>>36447923what's this for?
>>36447879> Business Babe! You have interviews today!> Sukeban Style! Yakuza gang classic look!Ready to make deal with you and to deal with you!
>>36447879> Business Babe! You have interviews today!
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d4 + 5)>>36447945Traditional fortune telling>>36447923Dice.
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d4 + 5)>>36447879> Casually Cautious! It's a church after all!>>36447923
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d4 + 5)>>36447879>>36447923 Righteous Ronin! Match your shinobi's look!Awww yisss
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d4 + 5)>>36447923Oh, I'll add a roll to my earlier vote then.
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d4 + 5)>>36447923>dice games
>>36448165And that's it. Thank you all. Still writing.
>>36447879[x] Business Babe! You have interviews today!
[XXXX] Business Babe! You have interviews today! Sukeban Style! Yakuza gang classic look! Righteous Ronin! Match your shinobi's look!You walk into the closet as Akari-niji-chan speaks softly with your wife, and Er Yin-sensei quietly adds something to the conversation. You purposefully ignore it, it seems to be something important that they want to bring up to you. Also, you have work to do!This time you go for the classical business style that suits both righteous law enforcing detective women and the baddest of the bad-ass upper echelon Yakuza. Black silk slacks, pressed nice and crisp, a smooth jacket – tailored, because otherwise you get that funky looking open jacket busty girl look – and a crisp jewel blue dress shirt. Kiki-hime hands you a lovely black tie that is done in smooth silk and rough silk, two shades of black in swirling, abstract patterns. Tight black slip on flats, and of course the black stockings to match the black lace you were wearing before – which would have gotten more appreciative looks, if you hadn't been distracting your loved ones with unpleasant truths. That settles the clothing, but you need the finishing touches. You add Yin and Yang silver and sapphire cuff links just because you're going to be dealing with the Church men today. You would have liked to keep your hair down, but you've been in so many recent sword-fights, you're afraid of getting it chopped off. You have been lucky so far....“Here, let me, aniki.” You give Akari a weird look, as she's never ~asked~ for permission before, but when you look at Kiki-hime's serious expression, you realize Akari wants you to be paying attention specifically to her.
>>36448501Er Yin-sensei lays an encouraging hand upon Kiki-hime's shoulder, and the beautiful young woman looks at you seriously, though you can tell she wants to bite her lip, tug her robes, or play with her belt. Anything to distract her from what she wishes to say.Turning to face her Akari steps behind you and starts working on your hair, carefully taking it up in a manner your not familiar with. Ignoring her, you focus your attention on Kiki-hime, who flushes and looks down, though only for a few seconds. You school your expression, and wait patiently for her. She's been more than patient with you all morning, after you'd been hurt as well. “Ryuu Ryukusa, I want you to take me to meet your father.” Her demand is soft, but firm. “I know it is dangerous, but I have the right to meet him.”  Absolutely not – that's not a walk through Tokyo dangerous, that's a walk through Aokigahara dangerous! That's incredibly dangerous – that entails risks of magic and limited protectors. I can't decide, not yet. Well....it will be dangerous but I'll see if I can arrange a safe way to do it. I'm honored; I promise you'll meet him with me, when I meet him for the first time.
>>36448519> Well....it will be dangerous but I'll see if I can arrange a safe way to do it.
>>36448519>[x] That's incredibly dangerous – that entails risks of magic and limited protectors.>[x] But if she's nevertheless determined to go through with it, you'll see what you can do.
>>36448519> Well....it will be dangerous but I'll see if I can arrange a safe way to do it.> I'm honored; I promise you'll meet him with me, when I meet him for the first time.>However, you have to promise me to let us take every precaution beforehand
>>36448519> That's incredibly dangerous – that entails risks of magic and limited protectors.> Well....it will be dangerous but I'll see if I can arrange a safe way to do it.> I'm honored; I promise you'll meet him with me, when I meet him for the first time.
>>36448519>[X] I'm honored; I promise you'll meet him with me, when I meet him for the first time.WHEN that'll be though...do we have anything planned?
Slow day, huh.
[X] That's incredibly dangerous – that entails risks of magic and limited protectors. I can't decide, not yet.[X] Well....it will be dangerous but I'll see if I can arrange a safe way to do it.[X] I'm honored; I promise you'll meet him with me, when I meet him for the first time.[+] You're going to do as I ask and allow me to take every precaution, if you absolutely must do this.You blink slowly, looking into her determined blue eyes. You feel Akari finishing up with your hair, pinning and setting it carefully. You wait until she is done, and then take out a pair of very expensive, very sleek sunglasses and look at yourself in the mirror of them. Admittedly partly to see – HOLY FUCK, YOUR HAIR IS GONE!No, no, wait, it's not gone. Damn, that scared you. Akari seems to have plaited and pinned it in such a way that it looks like you have short hair now, a straight cut along the back and squared to the sides, a classy, chic cut that makes you look even more like a cop or a Yak. And not at all like you do in the pictures. Damn, she nearly stopped your heart. Kiki-hime is trying so very hard not to smile right now, because you totally lost control of your expression there, and the light, melodious laughter of you best friend trickles through the air. You shake your head, and sigh, tucking the mirrored sunglasses in your side pocket. She sobers up quickly when you speak softly to her. “My beloved wife....I am honored you wish to meet my father. If I could promise to introduce you when I meet him for the first time I would.” you take a deep breath and you can see the storm clouds in her eyes, the beginnings of a towering tantrum the likes of which she hasn't had since her first outburst in her room.
>>36449211“You'll be putting yourself in danger the likes of which I may not be able to protect you from. This isn't like a visit to a temple, this is traversing heavens and hells and places between them. This is meeting a ~Capital 'K' Kami~ and his entire retinue. This is putting us at his mercy.” she calms down, but you can see she's not buying it. You hold up your hands. “If – IF – I can find a way to do it, and IF you abide by my rules and allow me to take every precaution, and IF I think it can be done safely, I will take you with me. That's a lot of ifs, though, and if I can't do those things....then you're going to have to stay here.”The beautiful mother of your child speaks softly. “Promise me you will do everything in your power to take me, please, Ryu-chan.” Kiki-hime's eyes have softened and she is looking at you with shimmering, wet eyes, and her hands are clasps to her bountiful bosom tightly. And while you don't fall for the typical feminine wiles....this is your wife, begging.  Make the promise. Consult Er Yin. Look to Akari for support in this. Don't make the promise because you don't know what power you can use for that. Take a moment to consider the implications.
>>36449107Post turkeyday Bliss, and I took a bad hit from the cold.
>>36449251[x] Answer her with a kiss. You don't have to say anything so it gives you deniability on a technicality.
>>36449251> Make the promise.Consulting, for this? Unforgivable!
>>36449251>  Make the promise.
>>36449251>[x] Take a moment to consider the implications.>[x] Make the promise.>[x] Give her a kissI don't want to dodge on technicalities though.>>36449266Ah, I meant more player-wise, fewer voters than normal and we're slower to get votes in too.
>>36449251>[x] Make the promise.We're cool with Ryujin, aren't we?
>>36449251[x] Consult Er Yin.[x] Look to Akari for support in this.
>>36449251> Promise to try>"It will always be everything in the power of me and mine, beloved, as long as me and mine do not suffer from it"
>>36449412Also, consult Er Yin and Akari AFTER promising.
>>36449251> Make the promise.Can't deny the wife
[x] Consult Er Yin.[x] Look to Akari for support in this.[x] Take a moment to consider the implications.[X] Make the promise.[+] Seal it with a kiss.You look down, taking a moment to consider the situation. She's asking you to take her to Ryujin's palace, to meet him. It's bad enough that you're already considering a trip to Swamp Dragon Temple with her, but this is a larger, bigger heaven, and under the sole control of the Dragon God of all Oceans, father of the Imperial Line, and keeper of the tide Changing Jewels. Who could actually be three different dragons if the need arises. With Hinata-hakase's ointment you have enough for three to make a trip there and back. Shoko could carry one person there and back. Including Shoko, yourself, and the princess, that would only leave two others to protect her, and one of those cannot be Kiku-chan, one of your most dangerous and reliable warriors.What a mess. Despite that you look up and smile stepping forward to take your beloved wife into your arms, and you whisper softly, those dreadful, dangerous words. “I promise to do what I can to bring you with me, kasan. My power is yours to command, as long as you consider those whom love us.” Kiki-hime melts into your arms, blushing at your reminder that neither of you are single entities in this love; only then do you kiss her, softly and deeply. Akari watches, her eyes bright and calm, and that little smile playing across her lips. When you finally break the kiss, Er Yin speaks up. “Your sister is finished with her divination; we can return now.” You shiver – her last one was far too accurate for your taste. “Remember, Ryukusa-sama, you have already changed your destiny once.” With that cryptic reminder, she stands, and makes her way to the door. Kiki-hime moves to help her trough the hall, and you hear them discussing the dangerous to the child she and Akari carry when traveling through the spirit world.
>>36449801“Aniki.” You turn to Akari-niji-chan and she steps close, taking your hand in both of hers and lifting it up, her carnelian eyes fixed on yours, her expression deadly serious now. Her fingers lightly touch the deep red ring you wear, the only one that bears a marking different than the others Kiki-hime created for you all to wear. Her own of red and white jade shimmers faintly. “If the choice comes between yourself, and Yuuhi....you cannot chose Yuuhi.” As she kisses your ring softly, you think that getting stabbed with the dragon slaying sword Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi hurt less than the emotional knife Akari just slipped into your heart. You're right, of course. That isn't fair, niji. I know, Akari. That's....a cruel thing to say, love. The thought never crossed my mind, beloved.
>>36449822>[x] That's....a cruel thing to say, love.
>>36449822> I know, Akari.> That isn't fair, niji.
this is the cancer killing /tg/
>>36449822> That's....a cruel thing to say, love.> You're right, of course.
>>36449920Best damn quest on the site, and you're bitching here? Piss off.
>>36449822>[x] You're right, of course.Not that I'm sure it'll stop Ryukusa.
>>36449920Tell that to the /qtg/... Oh wait.
>>36449822;_;[x] I know, Akari.
>>36449938>>36449997Stop responding, he can't do shit on his own and the mods aren't going to listen to him anyway.
>>36450037True, I just wanted to point out that this is the best damn quest. Niggas gotta be taught, even if they refuse to learn.
>>36449822> That isn't fair, niji.> I know, Akari.
>>36449920This aint WST
>>36449822> That isn't fair, niji.> I know, Akari.> That's....a cruel thing to say, love.
>>36450167You realise XS is a regular contributor of the wst, right?
>>36450198This has no bearing on my opinion of those threads or on this thread.
So, do we go immediatly full aggressive with the Catholics?
>>36449822[x] That isn't fair, niji.Our unborn children probably count as extra passengers when we go visit dad, and promising to use our power is going to have consequences that we are going to regret.
[X] Harsh realm, niji-chan, totally. True, yeah; still, damn girl.You sigh softly. “That you're right doesn't make it any less cruel to say, no matter how much I love you, Akari-niji-chan.” Her strange carnelian eyes open to look into yours without regret or shame.“You're the compassionate one, aniki. I have to be the one who is hard for you, because you don't like to be hard, especially with the hearts of others.” To your surprise, her hand comes up to rest on your cheek, and she looks into your eyes and her expression softens, commiserating in your pain. “I never worry about you with people like Kurao Clan, or Hojo Group, or Hidesato or Kushinada, aniki. I only fear for you when people like Yuuhi, or Shoko, or Jinyuu-onee-sama are in your way.” You can't look into those soft, gentle eyes. They are the mirror of your own. “I know, Akari. I wish you were wrong. They didn't deserve to stumble into this.” Father Harris, the noodle vendor, even Emi who lives in Yomi....people who just happened to be in your path, who might pay the price for your movement through their lives. You don't think to much about them because it would slow you down. Right now, you can't afford that.
>>36450332She lifts up your right hand, looking at the sliver of ruby that shines in your palm, where you shared your blood with Yui. Akari kisses it, and you feel a shiver run down your spine, as she whispers softly, “When you take on the power that is meant to be yours, aniki, when you become Ame-no-Horobi-no-mikado, when you destroy parts of our homeland....I will be there, to bear witness, and to tell you the truth.” You swallow past your Pearl, which feel large and swollen in your throat. “What truth?”Her eyes gaze into yours, and she whispers even more softly, almost mouths the words. “That it was to save our family.” Hug her tight. “If it's Akari-niji-chan saying so.....” Ask her to give you a moment alone – kindly, though. “I hate it when you're honest, sometimes.” “You'll be right, Akari.”
We should really compensate that noodle vendor.
>>36450352>[x] Hug her tight.
>>36450352> “If it's Akari-niji-chan saying so.....”
>>36450352[X] Hug her tight.All that's really needed.
>>36450352>[x] Hug her tight.She's right, and when she's right she's right.
>>36450352> Hug her tight.> “If it's Akari-niji-chan saying so.....”> “You'll be right, Akari.”
>>36450352>[x] Hug her tight.>[x] “I'll be relying on you then, Akari-niji-chan.”
>>36450352> Hug her tight.
>>36450352[x] Hug her tight.[x] “I hate it when you're honest, sometimes.”
[X] Kamidamnit Akari-chan....Akari has been your best friend since you met her, even if she didn't realize it then. Her honesty, her acceptance, her presence in your life is a stable, undeviating point that lets you keep your balance even in the most insane, dangerous, and absurd situation. The hardest, toughest fighter, who won't let her heart stand in the way of what she thinks is right....even if it costs others lives. The one who lets you hear the things no one else would dare say. You grab her and hold her tight, eyes shut against the tears that threaten. You didn't want this, don't want the power that is yours, but she's absolutely right. If that's what it takes to protect these small, gentle smiles, to keep them from suffering any longer, then the rest of the world will drown. You'll do your best to save them if you can, but you will do whatever it takes to protect these five precious treasures. “Damn it, Akari....if it is you....” you whisper into her hair as you kiss her temple.“Aren't you afraid you'll break her?”Akari stiffens in your arms, but you recognize the voice instantly. “Rie-sama.”Releasing your best friend and lover – and keeping her well behind you – you turn around to face the albino nekomata in her white school uniform, the dark marks above her gleaming blue eyes the mark of her power and age. “Hi. Thanks for the offerings. Oh, there's a bunch of soldier-type-human-persons downstairs. They're gonna teargas the building.” She blinks at you, totally indifferent to the things she's saying, and Akari immediately bolts into the living room to warn the others.“I jus' thought you might like to know.”>To Be Continued....
>>36450682Thanks for your work!
I will stay for a very short time, if there are questions. the immediate one being, yes, the I Ching reading is relevant and will be used, just not yet.
>>36450682Thanks for writing, XS. Quite the cliffhanger this time.
I hope you all enjoyed reading and playing. Next thread, theoretically monday.
>>36450682Oh boy...at least we get to see Rie again!
>>36450682Jeeze how do people keep getting into this place I thought nobody could get in unless the Landlady allowed it.
>>36450682Thanks for this thread!I have only one question: how is it possible that people walks in the building to do their stuff when we bargained for updated security?
>>36450682"OK guys, the building is inhabited by at least five dragonettes, two half-oni and a half-nogitsune, is guarded by a lion-dog and is owned by Tsathoggua. Get ready to flash and clear. Stack up"
>>36450682So, they're going to tear gas an old one. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
>>36450783True spirits aren't as limited as your flesh and blood creatures.
>>36450896I think they're referring to the tear gas group.
>>36450799See>>36450799Though, teargassign the place and invading the place are two differeint things. Also, it's a cat telling you these things. "Aye, there's the rub....you see, I be a cat, and there ain't no cat, nowhere, that gave anyone a straight answer, nowhen....arrr."
>>36450916Unless the tear gas group ARE true spirits.
>>36450937Rie said human, and I doubt she is capable of being mistaken.
>>36450937>>36450965Although one might be in charge
with that, I must sleep. I'm glad it was interesting and enjoyable. I am looking forward to seeing how all of you deal with Yuuhi....
>>36451066Good night XS! It was fun.
>>36451066thanks for running
>>36451066>I am looking forward to seeing how all of you deal with Yuuhi....By hugging her and never letting go? Except only in times when Shoko or that lolicon Chisato are around to hug her instead.Good game. This is probably the worst secret safe house ever, though: everyone knows where we are!
>>36451894You'd think an Old One would offer some protection, but nooooo.At least we won't walk in the Church and find that Seraph waiting for us, right? RIGhT?
>>36452004Betcha that we walk into that church and are instantly ambushed by Jesus with a nice, cold beer, ready for a long, pleasant chat, and apologetic about the grave misunderstanding that the priests have been under.
>>36452340Ah man that'd be awesome. But I wonder if big J is even on board with them.
>>36452656Yeah, I don't J-Chreezy is big on rape and experimentation on teenage girls.