Stage 54: The conduct of allies and the disposition of enemies.As much as you hate to admit it, things are going to heaven very quickly. Sure, you're not scheduled for any duel, the police and Japanese Internal Defense Forces are moving out, and you've been stitched, bandaged, and hugged and kissed, but that's about all the good that has come out of today so far. You've been beaten badly enough that seeing the Catholics (who you have now discovered are the source of Rie's cat youkai being hunted and killed as well as being responsible for trying to do you're-not-sure-what to the local nogitsune youkai born population) is a bad idea at best and potentially suicidal at worst; your Shen reservoir is down to less than two-fifths normal capacity leaving you more than merely tired; Er Yin suffered an injury that will take incredible magic to heal well and will leave her crippled otherwise; you have a delegate and her interpreter representing the aforementioned clan of nogitsune-born spirit children in the living room; and finally you've placed yourself into a bad bargaining position with Hinata-hakase after sending your pre-demigod cousin to receive spiritual guidance from the priestess.And that's just today!Yui finishes the last of the bandaging of your right arm and Akari helps you put on the new dress shirt sleeve and helps you with your new jacket. You're dressed much like you had this morning, save your clothes are clean and pressed, and you're not wearing the sunglasses. Anyone looking at you would be worried about some evil organization recruiting them or offending some high ranking official. Black silk slacks, tailored jacket, blue silk dress suit matching your sapphire eyes and horns, and of course slip on shoes with silver cuff links. You did let your hair down, but then had Akari knot it up once more and you added new silver and dragon hairpins. You also had to replace the black lace lingerie with less revealing satin underneath, but it will suffice.
>>37352150The Wood oni-child and the Void dragonette that are your cousin's lovers are held quiescent under the power of your sister's excellent talismans are in the guest bedroom, while Er Yin sleeps under a similar one, soothed by your touches and presence. Apparently your love works for them a little at least, even if it won't help her heal. But now you have to deal with the next disruption in your impossibly busy life.  Have Yui and Jinyuu remain with Er Yin while you and Akari and Yuuhi speak with the mysterious youkai-born. Have Yui keep watch over Er Yin, take everyone else.  Have Akari keep watch on the Void bitch and the Wood bastard, Yui watch over Er Yin.  Have Jinyuu remain with Er Yin and Yui check on the two prisoners. Have Akari remain with Er Yin, and Jinyuu check on the wards on the two idiots you captured; Yui and Yuuhi can come with you.
Aww yeah Ryukuza questNow I just need to catch up before reading anything.
>>37352150Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37087203/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
>>37352171Just because our touch doesn't heal their bodies, doesn't mean their spirits don't feel refreshed and healed because of it.> Have Akari remain with Er Yin, and Jinyuu check on the wards on the two idiots you captured; Yui and Yuuhi can come with you.
>>37352171Glad to see you, XS!> Have Yui and Jinyuu remain with Er Yin while you and Akari and Yuuhi speak with the mysterious youkai-born.>Ask Akari and Yui to go check on the prisoners to see if there anything more that needs to be done, then to do their respective tasks>Ask Jinyuu why she doesn't like the idea of dealing with nogitsune-born
>>37352171> Have Jinyuu remain with Er Yin and Yui check on the two prisoners.Damn my timezone, I'm heading to bed now, thanks for the thread in advance XS, I'm looking forward to catching up on it, its good to have you back.
>>37352171>>37352235 here, changing to supporting >>37352230 and now I can collapse.
>>37352171>>37352230I'm also gonna back this one, looks good!Glad to see Ryukusa back again.
And now I'm questioning if letting the prisoners without anyone to watch them constantly is a good idea.
>>37352358we can have Jinyuu renew the seals on them and Yui check in on them as need be
[X] Have Yui and Jinyuu remain with Er Yin while you and Akari and Yuuhi speak with the mysterious youkai-born.[+] Why don't you two make yourselves useful so I can see what's up with big sis, too....“Jinyuu-onee-sama, please remains with Er Yin-sensei for now, along with Yui-niji-chan, if that is all right. I want to be sure that the flames did not do anything worse than physical and Shen damage.” Akari looks at you, her eyes slightly widened. “Better safe than sorry. It was definitely not just fire, I felt it's heat.”Jinyuu-onee-sama nods politely, her fan lightly waving, her displeasure mostly hidden now. Yui nods but you gently take her by the shoulder. “I want both of you niji-chan to check on the other prisoners first. Let's make sure they're actually under spells so that we don't have an incident like before.” You keep it vague, but twice now Clan Ryo people have pulled fast ones on you. It would be just like them to fake a broken neck or being concussed to get inside the house. You would definitely do it.Akari nods minutely and Yui nods enthusiastically, making agreement noises. As they open the door you call out, “And no fooling around!” Yui's dismayed exclamation of protest is only a little louder than Akari's melodious giggle and you hear soft laughter and chuckles from the living room as Akari shuts the door.
>>37352705Yuuhi flicks an ear as you turn towards Jinyuu-onee-sama and give her a mighty frown. A really mighty frown, one that seems to even take her back a little. “All right, onee-sama, what's your issue?” Even Yuuhi-chan seems a little surprised by your abruptness. Jinyuu-onee-sama is your sister, and you love her dearly, but she's clearly got some serious problems with the kind of people you hang around with, and not merely Clan Ryo. “I know you don't like Clan Ryu, but this is too much. You didn't seem to have a problem with Yuuhi-chan and Shoko-san, but these nogitsune-born seems to have gotten on your bad side already, and they've only just arrived. I need their help, and if they're going to be my allies, I need them to feel comfortable. But you're my sister, so I want to know what I can do to make it all right.” It's not really the best way to put it, but it seems to make your sister reconsider her shocked outrage at your diatribe a little. She lowers her fan in the manner of a Water dragon, and you school yourself in preparation for dealing with Water dragonette diplomacy. “Aka-chan, the nogitsune are not kami. They are creatures of the youkai, dangerous creatures with powers that defy the elemental nature. You yourself have seen Yuuhi-san's power, the Ghost Fire. She may be pledged to the service of Horobi, and to your service, but these others are not. You cannot trust them, and their powers are dangerous at best, and curses at worst.” Her right hand comes up to her chest, touching the place where her Pearl lies.
>>37352723“Please, do not mistake their agreements for promises, or their nature for anything but dangerous, my sister.” You blink in surprise. The gesture might seem to mean a request coming from the heart to anyone else, but to a Water dragonette, that gesture means something else entirely. She's protecting her Pearl; your sister is ~afraid~ of the nogitsune-born! And her calling you sister instead of Aka-chan or by your name, that's a level of concern for your safety that is unusually high. Yuuhi-chan seems fairly bemused by the entire exchange. Baka-onee-sama, who do you think I am!? I may seem weak at the moment, onee-sama, but I have my family to protect me. You're acting like Kiku-chan in a room full of cats, onee-sama. What is really the problem? Jinyuu-onee-sama, I need their help, because they're a group of spirit-children that Clan Ryo has few examples of.  Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.
>>37352747[X] You're acting like Kiku-chan in a room full of cats, onee-sama. What is really the problem?[X] Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.
>>37352747>[x] Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.Yep.
>>37352747>[x] Jinyuu-onee-sama, I need their help, because they're a group of spirit-children that Clan Ryo has few examples of. >[x] Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.
>>37352747 Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.Let her explain herself instead of being an ass about it.
>>37352747>Thanks for your concern. > You're acting like Kiku-chan in a room full of cats, onee-sama. What is really the problem?> Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.
>>37352747> Baka-onee-sama, who do you think I am!?> I may seem weak at the moment, onee-sama, but I have my family to protect me.> Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.
[x] Baka-onee-sama, who do you think I am!?[x] I may seem weak at the moment, onee-sama, but I have my family to protect me.[x] You're acting like Kiku-chan in a room full of cats, onee-sama. What is really the problem?[x] Jinyuu-onee-sama, I need their help, because they're a group of spirit-children that Clan Ryo has few examples of. [XXX] Make her aware you think that she's hedging, and wait for a better explanation.[+] Thank you for your concern, but there's something else....You bring your pointer and middle finger up and tap your fingers to your forehead, once, eyes closed. It's a gesture that could be mistaken for a spiritualist blessing or threat, but in the eyes of a Water dragonette it carries another meaning – the sign of the cleansing sword brought to your brow to scatter unwanted thoughts and concerns. You lower your hand slowly, your eyes opening and boring into your sister's and she brings up her fan to guard her heart from your penetrating gaze. All symbolism, perhaps, but no less potent for all that. “Jinyuu-onee-sama,” you begin softly, “I am grateful for your concern, and my heart is filled with your love, but you forget who I am sometimes.” Despite that, you tuck one hand behind your back, the other at your side, and stand up straight, waiting patiently for her to continue. She lowers her eyes and slowly slides the fan from her heart to her lap, leaving it open. Taking down her guard, so to speak. “Yet my family is here to protect me, even as weak as I am. I need the help of these youkai-born to defeat my enemies. And yet you are worse than Kiku-chan in a bathtub full of kittens.” Yuuhi-chan snickers at that.
>>37353477Your sister does not. “As the white kitsune serve Inari as her messengers, so do the black nogitsune serve Enma-Oh, Aka-chan.” You blink in confusion.“I've never heard of such a thing, Jinyuu-onee-sama,” you reply softly. Yuuhi-chan is looking at your sister dubiously. “I haven't heard such a thing either, most honorable Jinyuu-sensei. Do you mean the raccoon dogs?” You can't help but smile at that peculiar idea. Tanuki serving the Buddhist God of Hell? That's almost as ridiculous as your wives being the incarnation of....um. Well, leaving that train of thought aside, you step closer to your sister, taking your hand from behind your back and placing your opened hand over your Pearl as you lean forward, opening your heart to her. “Nogitsune and Enma-Oh in the same world makes no sense anyways, Jinyuu-onee-sama. And I am of Koshinto, as well....” You stand up and drop your hands fisted at your sides. “Why are you concerned by this so much?” Your voice doesn't change timbre, but your sister reacts as though you slapped her.She closes her fan in one hand and looks down, her other hand clenched as well, your bold, unforgiving stance forcing her into what she feels must be an untenable position. “I believe that Enma-Oh will come seeking you and the nogitsune will assist him.” Her look is....not frightened, not sad, but almost ~guilty~. ….what have you done, onee-sama? why would he do this, onee-sama? that makes no sense, I am not a Buddhist. onee-sama, you act like this is your fault.... ….
>>37353495>[x] why would he do this, onee-sama?Onee-san pls
>>37353495> why would he do this, onee-sama?> that makes no sense, I am not a Buddhist.> onee-sama, you act like this is your fault....
>>37353495[x] ….[x] why would he do this, onee-sama?
>>37353495> onee-sama, you act like this is your fault....> ….what have you done, onee-sama?they seem to fit, so
>>37352150>silver and dragon hairpins.>dragon hairpins.Xzibit plz
>>37353495>Please. Tell me. I cannot prepare against what I do not know.
>>37353823I don't mind phrasing things a bit more gently either. Hopefully Jinyuu hasn't fucked up TOO bad.
>>37353495 why would he do this, onee-sama? that makes no sense, I am not a Buddhist.
Apologies for the delay, a minor emergency came up. Writing now. I'll continue a bit later than usual today to make up for it.
>>37354747It's okay, slow can be cozy too.
Well while we wait, hope you had a good New Years, XS! Ryukuza 2015 starts on a somewhat downer note it seems, but I'm sure things will improve for our heroines sooner rather than later.
>>37355007We just have to tailhandle Yuuhi while talking with the interpreter.
>>37353495> ….> onee-sama, you act like this is your fault....> why would he do this, onee-sama?> that makes no sense, I am not a Buddhist.
>>37355091Anon, that's lewd.
I think we should call in the favor Kushinada own us to deal with the Catholics.
>>37355166Eeeeeh, but they seem so...manageable. She's like our trump card we gotta play her at the best possible time.
>>37355140It'a a health concern. We need the regen, anon. The effects of fluffy tail have yet to be explored. It is something Shoko could help us with.
>>37355190You're saying it's for science? Hmmm, that's a powerful argument...
>>37355190Actually, based on what Jinyuu may be revealing to us, it might not be the best idea to be anything but formal with them, as we might not want to let down our guard too much.
[XXX] why would he do this, onee-sama?[x] that makes no sense, I am not a Buddhist.[x] onee-sama, you act like this is your fault....[+] Gently, gently....You feel a chill settle along your spine, and your hair tingles, your tail lashing slowly. Your sister's expression, her body language, her very demeanor screams guilt and regrets. This is when Yui and Akari chose to walk in, naturally, but Akari freezes at the door. She takes one look at you and your sister and blocks Yui's path into the room, eliciting a cute little “Ouph!” from your cloud-rider. “Yuuhi-chan, please join us in the in living room, if you would,” Akari-niji-chan says softly. The nogitsune born blinks, confused, then looks between you and your sister.Yuuhi-chan hops to her feet in a single movement, and bows deeply to your sister and then even more deeply to you, and silently prances out. Akari slowly turns her back to the room and closes the door behind her. It is but a thought to throw up a wind barrier against your words so that none but the unconscious Er Yin can hear it. “Jinyuu-onee-sama....why would Enma-Oh do such a thing? Why would he call spirits of Shinto to seek out a child of Koshinto, to speak with her?” Your sister open her fan with a snap and lifts it up to cover most of her face, even as she turns her face away from you. Guilt and shame are etched in every movement, and every action. Your heart clenches tight and your Pearl goes cold. You control the urge to ask more imperiously, to conceal your own fear in bravado or anger, and speak softly. “Jinyuu-onee-sama, please tell me what has happened, so that I may prepare myself for it properly. I can survive anything, if I am ready for it. I am a very clever dragonette, when I bother.” Kneeling next to her, you place your fingers on the edge of her chair as though to steady yourself, offering her your hand to touch.
>>37355234...With Yuuhi? The others maybe sure.
>>37355259That she doesn't take it is worrisome, because it means she believes she is unworthy of you, which makes absolutely no sense at all, after all you have been through so far together, even your first fight. She lowers her fan and her eyelids at the same time, her face still turned from yours. “When I used my Water Eyes to see the vision of you in the future and made it true, I was young and foolish. I sought out every spiritualist and sorcerer I could find, to correct my terrible mistake, my curse upon you.” Shaking your head you start to speak, but she doesn't even notice, continuing before you do more than take your breath. “I turned away from Shinto, and found a Buddhist priest, who said that he could intervene on my behalf with a powerful force. I accepted his offer and gave myself to the Eight Fold Path.” You have a hard time not recoiling at the very idea of it; it isn't necessarily blasphemy, since the battle between the kami and the Buddhist priests has been ongoing since their first introduction, but the idea that a daughter of the kami, the daughter of a dragon could do so is just....wrong. “Through him, I made a pact with Enma-Oh, who would prevent the rise of Ame-no-Horobi-no-Mikado, and save you from that fate.”
>>37355316You remember Akari mentioning, long ago, just after you took this mission, that a Chinese Triad had come seeking to make a name for themselves in Japan. The Eight Immortals, they called themselves. Except....you don't think they're a Triad at all now, and they're not here for Kumatori Kiki. You stand up and take a step back, staring at your sister, the same woman who told you that using Water Eyes to see the future created an unbreakable future, who gave herself to the Eight Fold Path in denial of not only her birthright but of that same unavoidable future. Who has placed a Devil and Eight Immortal Personages directly against you. Walk away, Ryukusa, just walk away. This is too much. “I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing.” “....there are no words for what you have done, Jinyuu.” “Why did you do this? You understand what will happen now, as well as I do!” Time to finally lose your temper. Fuck Sparta, this is fuckin' madness.
>>37355327>[x] Walk away, Ryukusa, just walk away. This is too much.Just a little walk to calm down.
>>37355327> Walk away, Ryukusa...>"I am sour that you did that..."
>>37355327> “....there are no words for what you have done, Jinyuu.”My, no honorifics? That should sting.
>>37355327> Walk away, Ryukusa, just walk away. This is too much.> “I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing.”>>37355259>dat EnmaChisato would have a heart attack
>>37355327>Hug the foolish dragonette>"Why do you think the nogistune-born have anything to do with it?"
>>37355327>[x] "Why am I only hearing of this now, onee-sama?"Really this is the bigger issue. Well no, Enma is the bigger issue, but with sis I mean.
>>37355327 “I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing.”If it's Enma coming after us, then having the nogitsune or not won't matter.
>>37355327> Time to finally lose your temper. Fuck Sparta, this is fuckin' madness.>give her a hug and forgive her once we calm down.can we flip out for once? We have way too many enemies and issues for a reasonable response.
>>37355327>"I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing." And really, it doesn't, not in the long run. Ryukusa will still do everything to protect her family, and still needs all the help she can get, even if it means tying these nogitsune so strongly to herself that they won't betray her. Also, as someone who doesn't understand the specifics here, would someone like to explain to me what Jinyuu has done, exactly?
>>37355495Flipping out is a bad idea.
>>37355516Jinyuu basically turned her back on the religion that gave her life, sold her soul to its arch enemy, and attempted to make a future that is set in stone not happen by turning Ryukusa over to the ruler of Buddhist hell.
>>37355516>would someone like to explain to me what Jinyuu has done, exactly?From what I get, she basically allowed Enma-Oh and a bunch of chinese mobsters with what I hope is only an arrogant name to meddle with our life in order to make sure Horobi don't come back.
>>37355327> “I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing.”> "Jinyuu-onee-sama, we will find the part of you which could not accept this happening and could not have faith in the Kami, and we will heal it."> Walk away, Ryukusa, just walk away. This is too much.
>>37355327> “I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing.”> Walk away, Ryukusa, just walk away. This is too much.Be supportive for a moment, then get out of there so we can think straight.
1. Er yin needs a healer2. The Catholics are killing youkai3. We probably owe hinata a favour4. Still have to deal with our prisoners from the last fight.5. We ourselves are still seriously wounded and low on power6. Now eight immortals and a god are after usFucking hell it never ends. By the time we resolve two of these things four more problems will come up. We need a fucking break
>>37355606...beach time soon, anon.
>>37355564>turning Ryukusa over to the rule of Buddhist hell.Ah. That's the part I didn't really understand. I guess there's not likely to be a way to simply null and void whatever deal was made?
>>37355606We just need to have them over, present the Orb, and make like Paul Atreides.
>>37355637I dunno, preempt the problem by unleashing our true power now?
>>37355637Well, *she* made it, not us. And she literaly has 0 legitimity over anything concerning us.
>>37355649>make like Paul Atreides.Witness our wife die in childbirth, go in exile in the desert and then see one of our children become god-emperor ?
>>37355686Well the question is more, what did she give up to make the pact in the first place? Does Enma generally enact prohibitive measures on this (or any) scale for any of her followers?
>>37355720Yes well... it's not the worst case scenario
>>37355686Yes, but if the deal was merely to prevent our ascension...We really need to get the details from onee-sama after we talk with the nogitsune.
>>37355720Exactly, it's either The Golden Path or leaving us alone. The chain reaction of tsunamis will drown 5 Atlantis and 2 Netherlands.
Ugh, this is really starting to feel not-so-light-hearted again.
>>37355866Nothing bad has even happened yet, anon. You must have a sensitive soul.
Is it possible that that is what Rie had us healed for? a spiritual corruption that would have prevented us from ascending?Maybe this has already been partially dealt with before we even knew it was a problem...
>>37355915Oh, good point anon. I didn't even think to link those.Better wait for XS to address it post-session.
Emma-ō, in Japanese Buddhist mythology, the overlord of hell (Jigoku), corresponding to the Indian deity Yama. He judges the souls of men, while his sister judges the souls of women. The sinner is sent to one of the 16 regions of fire or ice assigned him by Emma-ō for a fixed period of time until the next rebirth, unless saved by the prayers of the living, in which case he is reborn either on earth or in a heavenly paradise. Emma-ō is usually represented with a fierce expression, wearing a Chinese judge’s cap and holding his mace of office.
[X] “I am sorry that you did that, onee-sama, but it changes nothing.”[X] Walk away, Ryukusa, just walk away. This is too much.[+] Not even this is unforgivable or insurmountable, even though it is so late to learn of it, and you will always love your sister. But jeeze, sis, give me a break!How does one process this much so quickly? You are a Water dragonette, and could be a demigod, but this is a lot to handle. You understand life is pain, and life isn't fair, but this is a little ridiculous. Your sister loves you so much that she is giving herself to the enemy of all that her birthright represents to try and keep you from the suffering Horobi will bring....But this is too much. Too much, too fast. A slow, deep breath, and another. You step forward and lift your hand. Jinyuu-onee-sama flinches, but you only pause....and lay your injured hand across her brown, your thumb lightly stroking the place of her third eye. She turns to look up at you, her soft, beautiful eyes filled with pain and sorrow, guilt so deep that it has become a part of her that not even Water Eyes could see though. What spells has she been casting to keep this a secret? Did she use up so much power healing and protecting Er Yin that she could not maintain the secrets? Or did the burden finally become too large, to hide? You suspect the latter, the black foxes making more sense – black is the color of Yomi, of Void, of iron associated with the underworlds. “You should not have done that on my account, onee-sama. As much as I am upset, as sour as this tastes, this is not going to change even one part of what happens.” She grits her teeth and looks down, her beautiful fan snapping in the crush of her hand. “You should have told me before now. But....”
>>37355776>Drowning the NetherlandsIt can't be done. Way too many dykes.Only in this quest does that statement become a terrible joke that makes me giggle like a dumbass.
>>37355970In Chinese mythology, Yan Wang (Chinese: t:閻王, s: 阎王) is the god of death and the ruler of Diyu. From Vedic Sanskrit Yama Rājā (यम राज, "King Yama"), he is also known as Yanluowang (t: 閻羅王, s: 阎罗王).Yan is not only the ruler but also the judge of the underworld and passes judgment on all the dead. He always appears in a male form, and his minions include a judge who holds in his hands a brush and a book listing every soul and the allotted death date for every life. Ox-Head and Horse-Face, the fearsome guardians of hell, bring the newly dead, one by one, before Yan for judgement. Men or women with merit will be rewarded good future lives or even revival in their previous life. Men or women who committed misdeeds will be sentenced to torture or miserable future lives. In some versions, Yan divides Diyu into eight, ten, or eighteen courts each ruled by a Yama King, such as King Chujiang, who rules the court reserved for thieves and murderers.The spirits of the dead, on being judged by Yan, are supposed to either pass through a term of enjoyment in a region midway between the earth and the heaven of the gods or to undergo their measure of punishment in the nether world. Neither location is permanent and after a time, they return to Earth in new bodies."Yan" was sometimes considered to be a position in the celestial hierarchy, rather than an individual. There were said to be cases in which an honest mortal was rewarded the post of Yan and served as the judge and ruler of the underworld.These Chinese beliefs subsequently spread to Korea and Japan. In Japan, he is called Enma (閻魔, prev. "Yenma"), King Enma (閻魔王, Enma-ō), and Great King Enma (閻魔大王, Enma Dai-Ō).
>>37355991Leaning close and wrapping your arms around her shaking shoulders, your aching hands gently holding her, you whisper the truth softly to her. “You are my beloved elder sister, still, and nothing can change that. You'll see that one day. We will make you see the truth of my heart and my Pearl, onee-sama. Just wait.” Standing slowly as she shakes, silent tears falling from her black pearl eyes, you turn and walk away. Your stance, your tail, your very essence warning her that you cannot take anything more, not from her, not from anybody. You tuck on sleek leather cloves over the bandages, which hurts only for a moment, and take a deep breath. You close your eyes and speak softly. “No more secrets. None, Jinyuu-onee-sama. Take care of my seer, and think carefully on what we will speak of when next I see you.” Stepping out, you close the door on her unbroken silence and let the turmoil subside from you. To your surprise, Kiki-hime is standing there, at the door, and there is soft laughter and pleasant conversation in the living room, while Yui is kneeling next to the door, looking up at you with glowing eyes. But there is pain, deep, aching pain in your wife's eyes, and you are absolutely certain she's felt something of your own turmoil.  Hug her, tell her it will be all right. Smile and give her that horn caress she loves so much. There is time. Gently shake your head to them both, and deal with the nogitsune clan first. Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself. Lay a finger on her lips, tell her later, and touch her belly. You will cope with it all.
>>37355992Yeah, the dykes could probably stop it. They must be quite powerful.
>>37356022>[x] Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself.
>>37356022> Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself.
>>37356022> Hug her, tell her it will be all right.> Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself.>Whisper in Kiki's ear that there will be horn caresses and cuddles as soon as the talk with the guests end.We need a break
>>37355915>Shen Rises.>Chi Rises.>Bonus family member unlocked.
>>37356022[x] Lay a finger on her lips, tell her later, and touch her belly. You will cope with it all.>>37356090>Bonus family member unlocked.>Intensifying intensifies
>>37356090Oh god what
>>37356090Ohhh my who's this badass?Also nice work anon.
>>37356090Dis is gud
>>37356022> Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself.> Lay a finger on her lips, tell her later, and touch her belly. You will cope with it all.
>>37356178According to the filename, the kami of the hunt. She had a few names.
>>37356022> Smile and give her that horn caress...>Pet your oni-chick...
>>37356178>who's this badass?The Kamuy of the Hunt. Also protector of fishing and childbearing
>>37356022>>37356089This. >>37356090Well, that's something at least.
>>37356195I'll have to thank the artist later. Thanks for posting this.Expression is perfect.
>>37356283Suit feels weird on her though...oh well.
>>37356244she apparently worked with a fox in at least one occasion.
>>37356223...I typed kamuy, but spellcheck screwed it over. Gomen.
>>37356022 Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself.
>>37356195That '2' on the filename leads me to believe that there is more that just that. Is there?
Interestingly, there is at least two Ainu tales about foxes. Once involve an evil fox being reformed by a culture hero, tranforming the fox into a mentor for other foxes, and one is a fox denouncing people's selfishness and convincing them to be more generous with nature and the gods.Well, I guess we hit the jackpot
>>37356441No, the first Kiku file is the pic XS uses in these threads.
>>37356090What makes a family member bonus? Marriage or adoption?
>>37356490Maybe our wife is now having twins?
>>37356490>>37356512I would say it's our sister.
[X] Pet your oni-chick and kiss your wife, and have faith in yourself.[+] Cuddles ASAP, everyone needs them!You reach down and slide your gloved hand through Yui-niji-chan's hair; she holds very still for you, careful of the injury. Despite that you can feel her relax, the tension leaving her almost immediately with your touch. And you have to admit, it's good to be able to touch her, to give her that reassurance, to free her of her worry for you. You lean close, and drive away your wife's worries with a soft, slow kiss, your breasts inevitably brushing as you do so, and her tail sliding about your waist, holding you close. You slip your tail along hers and she shivers, her fears and pain soothed by your presence, your strength. That feels good too; for your family, you will take on even immortals and the Devil himself. You may not be invulnerable, but you're going to be kamidamned invincible for your family!As you break the kiss you whisper to the princess, “We're going to have company in bed tonight. We all need to be together tonight.” Kiki-hime smiles beatifically and you can nearly feel the lightening of her heart. Yui smiles too, and slips into the bedroom to take care of Er Yin-sensei. Kiki-hime leads you into the living room, and you feel....a whole lot better, actually, better than you have in several days. A quick glance around the room doesn't even begin to counter that feeling.
>>37356579Our sister is having twins? I wasn't aware she was pregnant!
>>37356616Yuuhi-chan is singing to Peta, whom she is holding in her lap on the floor; it's a child's nursery rhyme involving lady-bugs and salamanders. You have no idea. Reiha-san, sitting in the easy chair, straightens but doesn't look nearly as nervous as she did when you first met her. Akari-niji-chan is serving tea to everyone, and smiles faintly as she notices your demeanor without looking. Shoko-san is leaning against the wall like an over-tall biker chick hanging out in a bad part of town, but she's smiling faintly, watching Yuuhi and Peta. Kiku-chan is sitting on the couch, looking serious but relaxed, much of her attention on Reiha rather than brooding over her precious person's injuries. All in all, it seems to be going well.Kiki-hime precedes you to the couch and then steps aside bowing slightly. You slip past her, your tail slipping along her bare ankle which makes her blush, though she doesn't react otherwise. Settling on the couch, you lean back and Kiki-hime sits next to you, her tail sliding about your and her hand resting on your thigh. Kiku-chan looks up at you, her expression becoming somewhat confused, before she relaxes and lets her attention focus on Reiha-san once more. Once Akari has served tea to all the appropriate people, you're ready to begin....though you have a very serious edge, since you know that you'll be dealing with those pesky Catholics whether or not Reiha and Peta's clan comes to your side. Here's what I need from you; what do you need from me? So, about these people bothering your clan.... How would your people feel working with humans? Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two. Explain to Reiha that there is a lot of trouble involved with working alongside you.
>>37356624Ryukuza is that good.
>>37356634[X] Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two.[X] How would your people feel working with humans?[X] Explain to Reiha that there is a lot of trouble involved with working alongside you.
>>37356634> Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two.> So, about these people bothering your clan....
>>37356634> Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two.>Apologize for the lateness> Explain to Peta that there is a lot of trouble involved with working alongside you.We will need to address all points, but being polite and clear on what being our ally entails is very important.
>>37356634[X] Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two.[X] How would your people feel working with humans?[X] Explain to Reiha that there is a lot of trouble involved with working alongside you.>Yuuhi-chan is singing to Peta, whom she is holding in her lap on the floorWe begin the experiment with two (2) cutes in close proximity being adorable. Now, we observe the effect their interaction has on Ryukuza.
>>37356634[x] Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two.[x] Here's what I need from you; what do you need from me?[x] How would your people feel working with humans?
>>37356634>>37356825Sure, I'll back!
[X] How would your people feel working with humans?[X] Have some tea, relax, and open with a kind word or two.[X] Explain to Reiha that there is a lot of trouble involved with working alongside you.Feeling more relaxed than you have in weeks, despite having had the worst four days of your life back to back, you bow your head to Reiha-san, and salute Peta-chan (or should that be Peta-sama?) with your tea. Reiha bows more deeply from the waist, cradling her own tea, while Peta gives you her all-purpose fox-hand sign in reply. You decide not to make known your awareness of Peta being the real representative; it would only worry Reiha-san.“You have my sincere apologies for being late; my seer was badly injured and I was ensuring she would be all right for the sake of my small family. I am glad that you and Peta-san accepted my invitation, Reiha-sama, despite that; you are welcome to our home and I hope that you will feel safe and welcome in the future also, or at least welcome.” Reiha flushes slightly, and then your last sentence brings a faint worry to her eyes, glittering behind her spectacles. “I am sorry to have to ask, but what danger is there here for myself and Peta-chan?”You quickly shake your head. “Here, none! The issue lies with the trouble that made me seek you out. I am doomed to rebel against my own clan eventually, and while my family will welcome you, I would not want you to endanger yourself on my behalf unnecessarily.” You lean back, sipping your tea, and Kiku's tiny hand strokes your thigh absently, her eyes downcast.
>>37357240Reaching up, you run your fingers through that bright red hair and smile to Reiha; Kiku-chan relaxes and sighs quietly. “I haven't any plans to pit you directly against my enemies if you join my side, mind you. Indirectly, definitely, and chances are good that you'll meet enemies of mine eventually, but I'm not asking you and your people to take the risk alone. In fact, I want you to assist some human allies of mine against other humans, mostly.” That brings Kiku-chan's attention back to the topic at hand quickly enough. Reiha glances towards Peta and Yuuhi, who are playing a bizarre variety of patty-cakes that involve their fox-hand gestures kissing and locking 'jaws' and wrestling....it's actually a little....well, suggestive is what it is. And you're fairly sure Yuuhi doesn't realize that. Reiha looks at you and nods slowly. “You said that Clan Ryo is a dangerous clan of Yakuza. It would make sense that you would have dangerous enemies of you are going against your own clan.” You incline your head in agreement. “So, what is it that you would need us to do?” I have a group of human Yakuza who have no spiritual ties to the world....I want you to help them. Well, first, let me explain what I can do for you. I'm not interested in putting your people in any great danger, but that is a real risk. How well can your people handle oni-children and dragonettes and dragonnes? Let me explain the entirety of the situation....
>>37357269>[x] Let me explain the entirety of the situation....Might as well, really.
>>37357269> I have a group of human Yakuza who have no spiritual ties to the world....I want you to help them.> Well, first, let me explain what I can do for you.> Let me explain the entirety of the situation....¨Should we show a picture of Chisato?
>>37357269> Let me explain the entirety of the situation....Let's get chisato some adorable backup
>>37357269> Let me explain the entirety of the situation....> Second, let me explain what I can do for you.> I'm not interested in putting your people in any great danger, but that is a real risk.> How well can your people handle oni-children and dragonettes and dragonnes?
>>37357269> I have a group of human Yakuza who have no spiritual ties to the world....I want you to help them.> I'm not interested in putting your people in any great danger, but that is a real risk.
>>37357331>>37357459Are we sure we want them to help Chisato specifically? Shouldn't we ask what their skills are, and then consider with them what they would be best at?
>>37357537Probably, but when anons get attached to an idea, well..Chisato a best after all. After Kiki, Kiku, Akari, Yui, Er Yin, and anyone else you may personally prefer.
>>37357269>Water Eyes>Sign to Kiku for Fire Eyes
>>37357582I'm not saying they shouldn't help her, I'd just like to hear what they can do before we decide. It's polite, and gives us time to be thorough in case we have a better idea later.
>>37357537>>37357582Well, the point was to find someone to ally with humans. They can do their own things separately, but we knid of need humans with spirit back-up to influence Japan.
>>37357269 Well, first, let me explain what I can do for you. I'm not interested in putting your people in any great danger, but that is a real risk. How well can your people handle oni-children and dragonettes and dragonnes? Let me explain the entirety of the situation....
[X] All in - let's take the tiger by the tail and crack it like a whip.You consider all your options for a moment, and come to a rather unexpected decision, even by your own broad standards of expectation. “Please let me explain the whole situation to you.” Kiki-hime's hand grips your thigh lightly, and Kiku-chan's head explodes into mock-flames. Shoko's jaw drops and Yuuhi....is being dragged over to sit next to the easy chair by an insistent Peta-chan. Well, not dragged per se, but encouraged firmly to follow.You trace the sign for 'Fire Eyes' in your priestess' hair, and you look at Reiha and Peta with Water Eyes. Reiha looks much the same, all worry and concern and fear for her people, but more importantly is the lack of deceit or hidden agendas. She's a very honest person, for a fox-born. Peta is as innocent looking and bright as a child, and not even your awareness of her actual status helps. Kiku-chan, on the other hand traces signs along your back with her tail. (Reiha is the age she looks, but not especially trained or particularly powerful, Peta is the older and she is powerful, as powerful as perhaps Shoko or a high ranking clan member. She's no danger, but she's very smart, and very invested in the well being of her people.) Much like Rie-sama is, you have the feeling, though perhaps not as closely. You close your Water Eyes, and nod slowly.Akari looks at you curiously. “Are you certain, aniki?” Reiha gives Akari a confused glance at the honorific and you sigh.“Long story. But yes, I'm sure.” You take Kiki-hime's hand in yours, and squeeze firmly. “I've just had a very in-my-face demonstration of how bad withholding secrets can make a situation, and these people would be risking their lives against Clan Ryo for our sake, indirectly or not. So, the whole explanation.” Akari nods once, satisfied by your explanation; well, more she was fine with it by the time you said 'I'm sure', and the rest was for everyone else.
“Aniki-dragon, that is still dangerous....” says Kiku-chan softly. “Not really. I think I've already shown my hand to Oba-san with the last situation, especially since we took prisoners rather than killing everyone. So....” Kiku-chan nods slowly, understanding your reasoning as well. So, you explain. You weave a tale for your guests that tells Reiha everything she has to know, while giving Peta-chan the information without going too deep into the bloody truths behind it. Akari serves tea once more, in between checking the status of the prisoners, and even Shoko-san and Yuuhi-chan are fascinated by the vivid tale you spin for them all. You finish with explaining that you need your old friend Chisato's help to gain information and resources, and you want Reiha's people to assist them in doing so, both against humans and in the world of the kami; in return, you'll give her people your protection, through the people they help and your own efforts. And when you are done, the room is silent.>Shen increases: 65%Reiha looks terribly worried, the expression seeming nearly permanent on the older spirit-child's face, but Peta stands up. She looks at you, and gives you a thumbs up, serious and cool as any Clan Ryo warrior ever was. Reiha looks both worried and relieved, and then stands up. “It seems that you have Clan Kurosune at your side, Ryuu Ryukusa.” She bows deeply, and you rise to return the bow. Peta bows as well, then walks over to you, and presents a card in both hands. You take the card, gratefully.... ….and hug that cutie! ….and give the cutie a kiss on the forehead. ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune. ….and quietly tell Peta that Chisato is a lolicon, and to watch out. ….and present her with yours as well.
>>37358011>[x] ….and give the cutie a kiss on the forehead.>[x] ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.If anything it's Chisato who'd need the warning here really.
>>37358011>[x] ….and hug that cutie!>[x] ….and give the cutie a kiss on the forehead.>[x] ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.
>>37358011> ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.> ….and hug that cutie!
>>37358011> ….and hug that cutie!> ….and give the cutie a kiss on the forehead.> ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.
>>37358011> ….and hug that cutie!> ….and present her with yours as well.We do have one, right?
>>37358011>>37358011> ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.> ….and present her with yours as well.>Tell her that Chisato is single
>>37358011>[X] ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.>[X] ….and give the cutie a kiss on the forehead.>[X] ….and quietly tell Peta that Chisato is a lolicon, and to watch out.
>>37358011> ….and hug that cutie!> ….and give the cutie a kiss on the forehead.> ….and give your thanks to the representative of Clan Kurosune.> ….and quietly tell Peta that Chisato is a lolicon, and to 'watch out.'
>>37358370Well, the option is there, so yes.
>>37358011What would presenting her with our card be?
[X] Peta a cute too, and a wise nogitsune-child..You bow your head over the card. “Thank you, Peta-sama, for giving me the opportunity to enlist the aid of your clan.” Reiha colors, but Peta gives you a serious little nod....and looks utterly shocked when you hug her tightly. Kiku-chan's hair bursts into flames again. “Baka dragon! Put her down this instant!” Kiki-hime laughs softly, and strokes the pretty little nogitsune-born's hair gently, as she wraps her arms about your neck. Yuuhi is staring at your temerity, or maybe enviously, it's kind of hard to tell. You set her down gently, while Akari and Shoko seem to be trying to revive a fainted Reiha. You give her your card, which she takes from you with almost hilarious seriousness.You kiss Peta-chan ceremoniously upon the forehead and as you sit up, she lifts one hand in her fox-head sign and gives you a peck on the forehead from it, much to Kiki-hime's amusement and Kiku-chan's consternation. It doesn't take too much longer to get Reiha back on her feet, and have Akari escort them down – with one shouted warning that Chisato might be even more affectionate, which causes Akari to giggle and Kiku-chan to lightly hit you on the arm. The relief of having dealt with so much, so quickly is wearing, and you collapse back on the couch.
>>37358602Never underestimate the craftiness of Ryukusa anon, it could be an option even if we had none!
>>37358670Peta the cutest.
>>37358670It isn't long before Yui comes out and tells you that Er Yin is as comfortable and quiet as possible, and that Kiku-chan can stay with her as long as she likes. Jinyuu-onee-sama retreats to her room, from which Akari removes the prisoners, to place them in her and Yui's room to be kept an eye on. For your own part, you're content to curl up on the couch with Kiki-hime, who gently unpins your hair and and begins to comb it out, much to your immense satisfaction. Yui settles on the rub next to you, and you stroke the beautiful oni-tomboy's hair lightly as Yuuhi and Shoko speak quietly in Ainu to each other in the easy chairs across from the couch. The knock on the door comes as a surprise, and refreshed and feeling more revitalized than you think you should be, you go to answer it. A white haired girl stands on the other side of the doorway, a bright, pleasant smile on her soft lips. She is pale in the same way Kiku-chan is, and her facial features are much the same, though she's clearly older, despite her very slender appearance. Much more intense is her wardrobe, which is baroque beyond all reason, yet somehow perfectly suited to her. The wakizashi at her side and the yumi she is carrying are not decorative – they're both very decorated, but they're clearly implements of warfare. Her pale eyes gleam brightly as she looks at you. Most surprisingly of all, she appears human – you don't see any obvious signs of her being a spirit-child.  ….can I help you? If you're here for a duel, please reschedule, I've had a really bad day. ….um, that's a lot of skin and bindings showing, miss. I'm sorry, you must have the wrong house.  We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.>Image is here: >>37356090
>>37358612>It is essentially an offer to allow her to contact you at any time to continue negotiations, speaking, and other business at her desire. Likewise receiving a card is an invitation to do so on your part as well.
>>37358710[X] We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.
>>37358710...oh boy.> ….can I help you?> If you're here for a duel, please reschedule, I've had a really bad day.> If not, we just served tea, and you're welcome to join us.
>>37358710>[X] We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.
>>37358710> We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.If twelve more and a Wizard show up..
>>37358710Wow, we are never going to get to our meeting with Chisato are we?I think this is the 5th interruption we've had today trying to get to her.
>>37358836Well it's not so bad, the Nogitsune were fun and this lady looks fun too! Chisato will have her time. Admittedly the Christmas break means it's a bit silly time-wise now but still.
>>37358710> ….can I help you?> We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.
>>37358710 ….can I help you? We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.Gotta be polite.
>>37358836It's worth the wait, anon!
>>37357976>Peta is the older and she is powerful, as powerful as perhaps Shoko or a high ranking clan member.Another ever-loli like Kiku? We need to send them on a playdate just for the lulz.
[X] ….can I help you?[X] If you're here for a duel, please reschedule, I've had a really bad day.[X] We just served tea, but you're welcome to join us.You blink, Water Eyes showing you an intensely focused person who is greatly skilled, a young woman who is earnest and clever in her own right, someone who is less of a warrior and more of a hunter. She is definitely a spirit child of some sort, but not one you recognize easily – she doesn't SEEM like a youkai born, but Peta and Hinata-hakase have ways around that. Yet she isn't like Hidesato or Kushinada either. One thing is for sure – she's cheerful, and pleased to see you. Not just anyone – but specifically YOU. “May I help you, miss? Though, if you're here to schedule a duel, may we please make it for a few days later? Otherwise, you're welcome to join us for tea....assuming you are at the right house.” Kiki-hime is standing, and Akari is just down the walkway on her way back, waiting for a signal. Yuuhi is stranding between the doorway and Kiki-hime, her nodachi in both hands, ready to protect your princess. Shoko is staring, and you don't blame her at all, because this girl is definitely pretty. “Oh, no, Ryuu Ryukusa-sama. My aunt asked me to come assist you.” She bows, keeping her face up and towards you, though her bright smile really does minimize the normal insult it would imply. “My name is Tokei Isusangi, but you can call me Inau-san.” “I'm sorry, I don't know your family name off the top of my head....” you reply, bemused but her actions. She isn't a threat at the moment, she's a little too obvious for that.
>>37359311“Oh, you know my aunt – Kamuy Fuchi, patron of Er Yin. My mother is Kamuy Paseguru, and my father is Tokei Jingen.” As she rises you manage to keep the shock from your expression with a supreme act of will. The others in your household, not so much. “Please come in, Inau-san, and welcome to the home of the Ryuu Family....” You step aside and let the others get a look, as Akari steps up beside you, her expression placid and calm. Kiki-hime steps forward to greet your guest and make introductions, though Yuuhi keeps a close guard on her, as you and Akari watch from the doorway. “Is she what I think she is, aniki?” “I think so. I think,” you reply, barely speaking aloud, “I think that Kamuy Fuchi sent us a demigod....”>To Be Continued....
>>37359364Well this is an interesting development to be sure.Thanks for running XS! Certainly a roller-coaster of a thread this time, even if there was no immediate danger around.
>>37359364Kamuy Fuchi knows what we need.Cute girls.
Shame. I really wanted to Fight ANderson this thread. Oh well, we'll deal with the Catholics Later. Fluffy tails are out priotrity
>>37359364Thanks for the thread! Amazing as always!
I can stay to answer a couple of questions only. Thank you for the welcome home, and I'm glad to be writing for and weith you all again. I hope the wait was worth it, and we'll be moving forward soon. Congratulations to >>37355915 for catching a plot point. And the choice to Explain Everything in >>37357269 was an especially good choice that you will be reaping benefits from.
>>37359555While I thought explaining things in >>37357269 was smart, I hadn't expected it to be that big a deal compared to just hashing out the essentials. Good to know we dodged a bullet there.
>>37359610Less dodged a bullet than collected a bonus.
>>37359555How bad does Jinyuu feel right now?How does Peta usually take being hugged?Does our new friend have a badass tattoo like the image >>37356090?
>>37359555Is the "bonus family member" refering ot Jinyuu considering herself part of the family now?
>>37359659Water dragonettes who give into their emotions feel them incredibly deeply, and right now Jinyuu-onee-sama feels absolutely miserable. Peta doesn't usually get hugs. She's a very scary monster. Ask anyone.Yes, that's her all right. However, she may or may not be the additional family member.
>>37359739>may or may notInteresting. I could be fine with ally even if she is mighty cute. Good on the tattoo at least.
>>37359721That's dependant on how Ryukusa treats her or other potential family members, or which you have met three of five potentials (an oni-child, a youkai-born, a demigod, and two others being a half-demon and dragon-child, respectively - note this excludes people you have already met, such as your brother's girlfriend and the bastard Taisho Ryoga.).
>>37359818Clarification - Jinyuu-onee-sama can also be a potential close family member - if she can be convinced to be one again. she has the advantage of being semi-related already. You'll still meet another dragon-child and a demon-child.
>>37359883Looking forward to that!Any idea when you can run again?
>>37359948Thursday or Friday. If I'm very, very lucky, both. I don't have good luck.
>>37359982Awww, I'm sure it'll turn around! I'll look forward to it either way.
With that, I am to bed, and take care. I leave you Mizumi-san, whom you may or may not meet later.
>>37360126Night XS! Will look forward to the grumpy cutie!