Stage 156: It's not what you know, or who you know, but how you know it.While it is a relatively straight shot from Harajuku to Love Hotel Hill, and the associated shops before that, stunning Kiku into near senselessness hadn't been on the agenda. As a result of needing to warm her up, and not wanting to do so in a way that will attract unwanted attention, you have taken the more relaxed and expedient route of taking the limousine up the road.Kiku is curled into your body as you hold her on your lap, the warmth you generate more a result of power you are using than any body heat you produce naturally. One of the more odd downsides of being a Water dragonette, you suppose. Er Yin is leaning back in the seat opposite you, and has her arms spread along the back of the seat, looking for all the world like a man who has all the riches in the world at his disposal and all the time with which to use those riches to entertain himself. You have several large backs from Ariadne's Weaves, containing several dresses and kimonos of exotic design and material. At least two which are made of spider's silk and not exactly for public use.You concentrate, raising the temperature of a body another five degrees, and Kiku-chan snuggles against you, her arms tucked close to her chest and her head pressed into your silk-covered breasts. Er Yin gives you a soft, liquid chuckle, a noise that gives you a little shiver despite the ordinariness of it. You can feel Kiku drifting on the edge of sleep, her contentment and warmth finally complete. Ask Er Yin her opinion of Subaru-san. Let Kiku-chan sleep and take advantage of the display before you. Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date. Nuzzle your firebrand and see how she feels now. Have the driver take you to the hotel now, rather than later.
Twitter: @XsQuestmistressPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1473175/Interlude: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37879167/Kissing! http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/574453/Threads in Chronological Order, including writeups by XS : http://pastebin.com/Z53TyK0Nor search for tag: Ryukuza on SuptgBarrier Combat Guide: http://pastebin.com/rZLwzvGx>Ryukusa's TreasuresHer name: Ryuu Yorihokura Rie, the God's Eye Nekomata that protects your Family.Matagama-no-Shitoki, a necklace kami in its own right that protects Ryukusa from inimical magic.Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume – Ryukusa's mukade possessed wakizashi; a kami. “Daughter of my Centipede of Rain.”Gendai-no-Muteki-no-Buki - Invincible Weapon of the Present Age, a secret kami-blade given to Ryukusa by Wakaba that appears to be made of some alloy of titanium.Seido-no-Shinpi-Tekina-Ken – a mysterious bronze sword given to Ryukusa by the mermaids of Japan; actually found to be the legendary blade Ame-no-Ohabari.Go-Yurei-no-Rensa, the Five-Ghost-Chain, used to summon or send messages to your (actual) older sister Ryuu Nabiki.Her Penthouse in the Secret Apartments of Tsathoggua in Shikoku prefecture, Tokyo.Ryukusa's Family.>Talismans:Akari – Black Jade Centipede (Mukade)Er Yin – Black Jade Scorpion (Sasori)Kiki – Black Jade Toad (Hikigaeru)Kiku – Black Jade Lizard (Tokage)Yui – Black Jade Snake (Hebi)Inau – Black Coral Ear Cuff (Amatsukami)
Ryuu Ryukusa is tall at 5' 8"; 6' in her true form. She is fully grown. Lesbian top.Matagama Kiku is 4' 1” for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.Ryuu Akari is 5' 3" and has another few inches to grow. Sexuality is weird, switch, cosplayer.Ryuu Yui is 6' 3” and will only grow due to circumstances beyond her control. Dyke, switch.Ryuu Kiki is 5' 6" and is at full growth. Bisexual bottom.Er Yin Long is the tall at 5' 10" and is fully grown. Lesbian dominant.Ryuu Jinyuu is 5' 7" but persistently hovers an extra three inches. 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, just Rie, is 8” tall or 5' 5” and is fully cat. Her sexuality is cat.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.Tokei Isusangi, Inau-kun is 5' 3” and still confused.Reiha is 5' 5 1/2” and is milfy.Peta is 3' 2” Peta is \>.</ aka Her Most Imperial Highness Patanjali Piri Yokuhime Kuronogitsune PaDetective-san aka Mugon Chujo is fully grown at 5'11” and straight.Kenji Soomi is 5' 4” and gothic lolita.Musumi Kanako is 5' 6.5” and is pretty straight.Hebiki Naoto is 5' 9” and belligerently omnivorous, sexually. You hope only sexually.Kodachi Umetsume is 5' 4” and fully grown. Practicing asexual.Melinda Blitzenberg is scattered to the winds and blessed in death.Toshida Ginka is 5” 3” and fully grown. Turtles have a reputation.Ryuu Wakaba is a head shorter and also deceased.Margaret Steinhausen is gratefully dead.Ryuu Sakumo is dead and spread far and wide.Ryuu Nabiki is 5' 3” and fully transformed. Embarrassingly straight.Ryuu Shinju is 4' 11” and fully grown. She is coy, maybe a dodomeki-child.Ryuu Himeyuri is 5' 5” and is supposedly straight.Ryuu Fuuta is 5' 6” and slightly less soft.Kaga Kei is 5' 4” and fully grown. Might be experimental.Kyubi-san is 6' 3” and fully grown. Hard to say.Hisaka Subaru is 5' tall and 9' tall, and peculiar as all get out.
>>1499627>[X] Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date.>[X] Nuzzle your firebrand and see how she feels now.
>>1499627>[x] Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date.>[x] Nuzzle your firebrand and see how she feels now.
>>1499627>[x] Ask Er Yin her opinion of Subaru-san.>[x] Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date.>[x] Nuzzle your firebrand and see how she feels now.Maybe let her sleep a little bit first while we chat with Er Yin about her double blind discussion, then warm waking nuzzles.
Wooohooo, best quest is here!How are you, XS?>>1499627> Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date.> Nuzzle your firebrand and see how she feels > Ask Er Yin her opinion of Subaru-san.
>>1499627>[x] Let Kiku-chan sleep and take advantage of the display before you.>[x] Ask Er Yin her opinion of Subaru-san.Your alarm isn't the only one that doesn't go off!Except my alarm is twitter
>>1499627> Let Kiku-chan sleep and take advantage of the display before you.
>>1499627> Ask Er Yin her opinion of Subaru-san.> Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date.
[XX] Warm up Kiku-chan more quickly so you can continue the date.[XX] Nuzzle your firebrand and see how she feels now.[XXX] Ask Er Yin her opinion of Subaru-san.You add a few more degrees of heat to your body – the seat is terribly soft under your body and Er yin is looking very relaxed herself as well – and gently brush your cheek along Kiku-chan's, lifting her up away from your bosom to do to. The movement wakens her somewhat and she sleepily looks at you before lifting her head to brush her cheek along yours as she wraps her slender arms about your neck.Her body is warmed through, her blood pumping at a more natural and steady rhythm than it had been a little while ago, and she murmurs softly. “Thank you, Ryu-sama.”Your heart pounds just a little, and you have a strange moment of conflict, her childish demeanor at odds with what you know about her age and experience. Er Yin runs her tail along your calf, and you look at her, guilt easing as truth and reality reassert themselves. “She has that effect sometimes,” comments the older dragonette, who is physically older as well. You suspect you're done with aging entirely, which makes for some unusual situations later.“I'd ask how you can tell what I'm thinking and feeling, but I suspect between scent, sound, and the Void you pretty much have everything covered,” you murmur not-quite-accusingly. She inclines her head with a gentle smile. “Wouldn't be a very gopod seer if you weren't that capable, naturally,” you add musing to yourself. The end of Er Yin's tail coils around your ankle and you give the 'entirely too well endowed for a reverse trap' dragonette's tail a light caress after toeing off your shoe.“That would be accurate,” she agrees, “but I would be lying if I did not say she occasionally has the same effect on me. The two hundred years that have passed for you have aged you, Ryukusa-sama, even if you do not appear older to others. That she causes you doubt when she acts so young is understandable.”You frown mildly. “I hadn't considered myself ageist or influenced by appearance until that moment, you know.” Er Yin slides off the seat and onto her knees, and then moves in a disturbingly serpentine manner across the floor of the limousine to curl up next to you. She reaches up and strokes Kiku-chan's soft, soft hair and rests her other arm and impressive chest along your legs. “So I can't help but think it is not just me, but her that does that.”“You would not be wrong,” she agrees as Kiku-chan starts to stir in your arms, her golden eyes dull and sleepy at the moment, but quickly returning to their natural molten gold. “Fire is the element of youth and activity, and your own is a darker, older form of element. Only Earth is older.”
>>1499849You file that away in your catalog of interesting subjects, and switch to another. “What do you think of Subaru-kumo-sama, Er Yin? I knew if anyone would have something you would like it would be her.” Kiku blinks placidly, looking up at you as she drape her tail over Er Yin's arm. It is she who answers you, rather than Er Yin.“Tsuchigumo.”Er Yin tilts her head curiously. You outright ask. “What do you mean?”Her delicate hand moves to rest over your heart and she looks at the silk of your dress. Or maybe she really is looking at your breasts. She does have a thing for well endowed women, after all. Siscon tendencies revealed?….actually, that's a stupid question given events in a certain shower.“Earth spider. They're very rare now. I haven't heard or seen one in more than a hundred years, even serving under Hinata-hakase. They are much stronger than jorugumo, and much more dangerous. They almost never have children with humans. They are pure youkai.” She rests her head against your breast and looks up at you. “Your friend is a very fortunate person to exist in this day and age as one. Most of their kind are viciously territorial and would not tolerate even a half-youkai of their own in their territory.”“The parent must have encountered one in the wilds, rather than anywhere civilized, and been a visitor from far away,” posits Er Yin. “She is a very gentle person, and very kind despite her rivalry with you, Ryukusa-sama.” Well, she is those things, yes.... I like her for those reasons too, it's true. You think I should order the dresses from her? Most of the people I met outside the clan were gentle in temperament, honestly. Well, people who weren't when I met them at that age didn't stay around long.
>>1499854>[x] Most of the people I met outside the clan were gentle in temperament, honestly.>[x] You think I should order the dresses from her?I would vote for the last one but on the other hand, Chisato doesn't seem terribly gentle in general demeanor.
>>1499854> Most of the people I met outside the clan were gentle in temperament, honestly.> You think I should order the dresses from her?
>>1499854> Most of the people I met outside the clan were gentle in temperament, honestly.> I like her for those reasons too, it's true.I wonder if Ryukasa has a "but..." coming up, and if it'd be appropriate to bring up now?
>>1499854> I like her for those reasons too, it's true.> You think I should order the dresses from her?Morning XS
It's nice to have some downtime cuddling wives and I hope we get through the date undisturbed. I do wonder when and where the next hostile interruption will come though - all our enemies are really good at interfering with Ryukusa's plans.
Slow day huhThursday and Friday threads always seem to be the slowest
>>1500107Everyone is preparing for weekend things. also, these are longer than usual posts.
[XX] Most of the people I met outside the clan were gentle in temperament, honestly.[XX] You think I should order the dresses from her?[X] I like her for those reasons too, it's true.“Most anyone I met outside Clan Ryu was much the same, though I have to admit she was especially gentle. I suspect that comes from being more than a little delicate.” Kiku makes an inquisitive noise as you settle her on your lap, and Er Yin adjusts her own position to lay her arms along Kiku's legs, rather than yours and rests her head on her arms. Kiku reaches down and slowly runs her fingers trough her master's thick, wild hair, earning her an indulgent smile. “She lacks any sort of supernatural resilience or toughness. She's very soft and very delicate. She doesn't move around outside much because she can easily injur herself or be injured by something as simple as bumping into a wall or someone bumping into her too hard.”Kiku-chan nods faintly, most of her attention on her master's silvery hair. “Tsuchigumo are much the same. Dangerous but easily killed when discovered. Their threads and cunning were far more dangerous than their bodies were.” Er Yin sighs softly and closes her eyes as Kiku finger-combs her hair slowly and firmly. “Though I imagine anyone who was not gentle with you certainly learned better very quickly, aniki.” She seems almost back to normal, aside from her petting her domme.“You wouldn't be wrong, though I kept to myself mostly. I wasn't out to demonstrate my skills or prowess, I was mostly just taking a break from my training.” You lean forward and nuzzle Kiku's neck, wrapping your arms around her waist and lightly copping a feel, which makes her blood warm and her cheeks hot, but doesn't stop her from her attentive petting. “Chisato being an exception in both cases, to be sure. Tough girl, but sweet natured at the base of it. I am putting a lot of pressure on the poor woman.”“She will do admirably, Ryukusa-sama,” murmurs Er Yin as you kiss your way up Kiku's soft neck, making her lift her head and whimper delightfully. Er Yin's eyes open and she smiles. “It is too bad we are reaching our destination.”“Is it?” you murmur into your priestess' ear as you draw your fingers artfully away from her small breasts, making her gasps with the lightest of your touches. “I disagree.” Kiku shivers and slides off of your lap as the limousine glides to a halt. You assist Er Yin to her feet with a stolen kiss, and she hums softly, her tail squeezing your ankle lightly. As Kiku straightens her clothes, Er Yin runs her fingers across the bags, and selects the lightest, though not the smallest of the three to take with you. You adjust your dress, and sigh softly. “Shibuya is so not ready for us.”
>>1500154Kiku gives you a doubtful look, while Er Yin kneels patiently. The door is opened by a lovely nogitsune-child dressed in an artfully mussed chauffeur's outfit, making it look more like she was the one enjoying herself in the front as opposed to the perfectly dressed three of you in the back. The mussed pant-suit looks good on her and you make a note to introduce her to Kiki-hime for a photo-shoot some time.“Speaking of dresses,” you mention as you help Er Yin out of the car, followed by Kiku-chan who looks at you like you're crazy since no one had said any such thing, “Do you think I should order some from her? Aside from the ones I obviously already have ordered.”Er Yin laughs softly as she takes your hand, while Kiku-chan take your other hand, rather than her master's to your surprise. “I had thought we were going to politely pretend you were not ordering dresses from Subaru-sama, Ryukusa-sama. Isn't that how it is usually done?”You lift her hand and kiss her ring finger as the limousine pulls away. “The most stupid of us only seems that way because she is quite literally living on a different plane of existence than the rest of the world, Er Yin-sensei. Even I'm not so foolish as to try and pretend that wasn't the case.” Kiku looks like she's about to say something but her hair stands up on end and she bites down, as Er Yin does something slight and inobvious to her hand that is clearly painful enough to shut her down. “My personal hypocrisy aside,” you continue, acknowledging Kiku's unspoken comment, “it is a truism that the more kind and gentle someone is, the more I want to be near them and protect them. Subaru-kumo-sama is a lovely person, and her kindness and gentle nature cry out to me.”“I am supposed to tell you that it is part of the nature of Horobi, but that would not be entirely true. It is your nature, Ryukusa-sama, to be so.”“Mhn.” Kiku-chan nods, before she blinks and looks up and down the street. She opens her mouth and you shake your head mildly, patting her on the shoulder with your tail to remind her that you are not only in public, you are in public in a place where the words she was about to use would be a serious social gaffe.Calling you a hentai-dragon on Love Hotel Hill would be more than a little rude, and not to you. Bondage toys and collars! Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes! Maybe you should try getting a piecing since they're temporary! Maybe two! Ask Er Yin if she would allow you the privilege of placing the Clan Ryuu tattoos on her. Perhaps Er yin would like something a little more intense than what she usually uses on her lovers....
>>1500159> Bondage toys and collars!> Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes!> Maybe you should try getting a piecing since they're temporary! Maybe two!Gotta shop shop shop
>>1500159I forget, do the Clan Ryuu tattoos have some kind of magic in them, or are they purely symbolic?
>>1500159>Maybe you should try getting a piecing since they're temporary! Maybe two!>Perhaps Er yin would like something a little more intense than what she usually uses on her lovers....I got here just in time it seems.
>>1500159>[x] Bondage toys and collars!>[x] Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes!>[x] Maybe you should try getting a piecing since they're temporary! Maybe two!>[x] Perhaps Er yin would like something a little more intense than what she usually uses on her lovers....I'm feeling really greedy today. To be honest piercings aren't usually my thing, but I think it could make for a really nice scene in addition to its actual smut potential. And it's temporary anyway so.>>1500149Yep! I'm sure anon activity will increase soon enough.
>>1500196I have the same impulse, but it seems wrong to vote that way. How about instead... >Discuss the options and let Er Yin decide.
>>1500159>[X] Bondage toys and collars!>[X] Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes!>[X] Perhaps Er yin would like something a little more intense than what she usually uses on her lovers....
>>1500212Let's live a little anon! Or well, live a little through directing cool dragonettes anyway.
>>1500159> Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes!> Ask Er Yin if she would allow you the privilege of placing the Clan Ryuu tattoos on her.
>>1500159> Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes!> Maybe you should try getting a piecing since they're temporary! Maybe two!Yeah, there are a lot of really good options here, honestly I'm kind of feeling >>1500212 though I assume courtesy will already be a part of the proceedings.
>>1500184Purely symbolic, but those symbols are also unique to the individuaql, maning talismans can be made specifically for that person. Akari and Ryukusa's tattoos have been altered to prevent that from happening, and Kiku is perfectly capable of protecting herself (or worse, turning the magic agaisnt the user).
>>1500268That's pretty interesting good to hear we're safe from thatTo be honest tattoos for Er Yin just sounds like a much bigger commitment than the other things on the list so I'm voting to avoid it for now but hey it's not a bad thing either
Out of interest what kinda piercings are on the table here? All kinds of lewd ones?And how extensive/time-consuming would the tattoos be?
>>1500311My main worry with tattoos is her being uncomfortable afterwards, when we should all be enjoying ourselves. Physically.
>>1500159>[x] Ask Er Yin if she would allow you the privilege of placing the Clan Ryuu tattoos on her.>[x] Perhaps Er yin would like something a little more intense than what she usually uses on her lovers....
>>1500346Yeah it's a worry, part of why I didn't vote for it. But I imagine dragonettes have a higher pain-threshold than regular humans so it might not be bad at all.
>>1500371Well I didn't figure she'd have it as bad as a human, but there's still a lot of room there for overlapping uncomfortable with sexy.
[XXX] Things that can be used on hot blooded dragonettes![XX] Maybe you should try getting a piecing since they're temporary! Maybe two![XX] Perhaps Er Yin would like something a little more intense than what she usually uses on her lovers....[X] Bondage toys and collars![+] Open for discussion perhaps?Kiku-chan is understandably scandalized by the location, of course, but in all truth it isn't that bad. The hotels are tastefully gaudy, as opposed to gauche, the stores are largely hidden behind dark windows, with advertisements that are pretty but not terribly perverse, and even the store-side shops are not terribly overt in their perversions. The magazine and doujin side shops are typically overt, of course, but that's understandable.“Hougyoku-chan is a little shocked – she's been out of the secular world for a long time, and this is about as secular as it gets,” you mention to Er yin with a distinct lack of confidentiality.“The scents of this place are incredibly telling, Ryukusa-sama,” she murmurs with a smile. Kiku-chan is looking like a wide eyed tourist, and you give her hand a squeeze, enjoying her discomfiture a little more than perhaps you should. “Between perfume, incense, and cologne there are scents far more telling and just as interesting. I have been to red lantern palaces before, you know.”“Oh, this is quite a bit different,” you murmur, and she inclines her head, curious now.Leading them down the street, you almost immediately come across a store that will serve your mutual purposes well. You nod to Kiku and she steels herself, before opening the door for you and her master and leading the way inside. The elderly proprietor opens his mouth, but then sees you and Er Yin and relaxes, unwilling to chase out a young person when her 'parents' are quite clearly well off. There are a few other people in the story, mostly women, and a quick glance reassures you that there aren't any overtly suspicious types that you might have to watch out for. A kidnapper and a drug dealer, sure, but no one who is going to make a mess on anyone's clothing.Kiku-chan's initial stoicism quickly dissolves in the face of something she's never really seen before, and you lead Er Yin carefully to the counter. “Do you have a hands-on display room for my aunt, oji-san?” you ask politely, laying several bills on the counter. He starts to say no, and then looks more closely at Er Yin's face and the lack of reaction to his movements. His expression softens and he takes the bills and sets them behind the counter. “You can open any of the boxes on that aisle if you like, as long as you put them back, young miss,” he allows, pointing down the aisle past his counter and which is clearly visible on the cameras and from his counter. “Only, leave the bags here, if you would?”
>>1500371Most spirit children are more sensitive to small pains so tattoos are worse to them then to normal humans
>>1500408“Thank you, oji-san,” you murmur with a smile and you deliberately place the bags behind the counter, letting him see that your breasts, bound as they are beneath the silk, are still quite nicely mobile beneath the silk. Er yin smiles and swats your bottom with her tail a little hard, which you mask with an ingenuous look at the proprietor. “Kiku, stop playing with that thing and come along.”The thing in question stares in terror at your diminutive priestess, who glares back with golden eyes and a measure of disdain that would probably kill anything that had a conscience. The proprietor notices the needle in the mans hand – with the tip a molten sphere of metal rather than a sharp point – and starts shouting at the would-be-kidnapper to get out of his respectable establishment. The pusher is staring as well, and continues to do so as she joins you. Give him a polite warning before he does something stupid. It's not your place to do anything – you'll mention it to Chisato later though. Peta-chan and Chi-chan wouldn't mind you helping out a little, right? Scaring him off will be enough for now. As long as he doesn't bother you, there's no need to concern yourself.
>>1500427>[x] Peta-chan and Chi-chan wouldn't mind you helping out a little, right?He could always find someone less dragonette to pick on if not.>>1500421Ouch, guess getting clan tattoos are extra meaningful then.
>>1500438Clan tattoos seem to be almost a graduation into the clan from what XS has said. The more a spirit child has the more they are respected for their paint tolerance
>>1500427> Peta-chan and Chi-chan wouldn't mind you helping out a little, right?
>>1500427>[x] Peta-chan and Chi-chan wouldn't mind you helping out a little, right?
>>1500427> It's not your place to do anything – you'll mention it to Chisato later though.
>>1500371>>1500311>>1500405>>1500421It would be Ryukusa applying the tattoo, and sh can heal others. She would avoid causing discomforts and be entirely capable of healign the injuries she'd inflict. Pinching, pokes, and tickling are extremely discomforting and can be incredibly painful to spirit-children of all sorts. The clan tattoos are traditionally applied by the original techniques, which is ink-poking.
>>1500484That's good to know!
>>1500427> Give him a polite warning before he does something stupid.Dammit! I missed the vote for "Bondage toys and collars!"...Can they still happen, XS?they only got one [X], so I doubt it, but...
>>1500520I'm sure there will be time for it later! It did make it into XS's post after all.
>>1500531Maybe a different shop.
>>1500538>>1500508>Different shop. this one is for fireproof toys.
You think a navel piercing (or false piercing) with a big gem would look good on Ryukusa?
>>1500543Given that anything looks good on Ryukusa, it'd probably have above average appeal yes. I kinda wanna try brow and tongue. Or lewd, but I can restrain myself.
[X] Peta-chan and Chi-chan wouldn't mind you helping out a little, right?It only takes a glance at the pusher to realize he's sizing you up for a sale; you're clearly not rookies or stupid, so there is even more reason to presume you'll be discrete as well as having plenty of money. One of the reasons that Clan Ryo never did much with the drug trade is because there isn't a profit in it for spirit children, especially oni-children. Anyone worth selling to would be dead by overdose or have to take so much it would bankrupt the clan. Chi-chan doesn't approve of it either, so you suspect this isn't anyone who should be dealing on her turf.You walk Er yin and Kiku over to the racks of boxed toys, which instantly makes Kiku-chan curious now that she's paying attention to the items on sale rather than would be kidnappers. “I hope you don't intend these for me, aniki. The scent of burning plastic is not an aphrodisiac.”You life the Styrofoam free of the box and take out the pink tentacle with the looped curl at the end. “Ah, but these aren't plastic, prettiest of jewels,” you mention, as you hand the heavy toy to Er Yin. The woman's eyes go wide and her cheeks darken visibly even in the dim light of the shop. “Solid glass, and heat treated as well, so that even breaking them would result in relatively harmless fragments as opposed to long shards and slivers. Not that they still can't cute, but you're less likely to slice anything open.”You stare as Kiku blushes and looks down, fidgeting with the hem of her blouse in a manner that is quite telling. Er Yin is running her talons over the glass very carefully, not wanting to make it sing against her silvery claws and alarm the shopkeeper. “Exactly how much of an S-type are you, Er Yin?” you ask very softly, your tail slowly sliding up her leg as she hands the toy back to you to trade for another.She doesn't answer immediately as you replace that toy with a peculiar branched ioy, like an elongated 'y' that slightly curves. The colors – white with the forked tips being green – is vaguely vegetarian in nature. The ends are quite long and fairly close, typical of the suggested use for it. You politely wait as Kiku continues to fidget nervously in a manner quite unlike herself. “As much of one as I am allowed to be,” she murmurs softly, and Kiku glances at you as you look back at her again, her expression excited, shamed, and a touch fearful.Taking that toy back, you introduce her to one with is a rather thick handle with an elongated and slightly slender step, followed by a ball with blunted spikes at the end. This one pleases her immensely and you place it next to the tentacle. “That is a terribly frightening sort of statement,” you observe as the pusher slips past the proprietor, who grimaces and makes himself obviously and clearly scarce. You flick your fingers to Kiku and she sobers immediately, her expression becoming that of catlike annoyance.
>>1500663“Do they have something significantly longer, as opposed to larger, Aoi-chan?” Er Yin asks calmly, her supernally sharp senses telling her what sort of trouble is approaching. Ignorant trouble, clearly, as he fails to react to Chi-chan's pet name for you. Selecting something that is longer and slightly more slender, with a rather interesting set of spherical lumps along one end and a much larger single one on the other, and a slinky curve in the length, you hand it to her, and she kneels. “Hougyoku-chan, blouse off and come here, I need a measurement.”Kiku-chan obeys immediately, as you step past her, facing the approaching pusher, though in a relatively non-threatening manner. You take the blouse that Kiku-chan divests herself off, letting the man see her smooth back with the double-circle of tattoos that are linked by lines across her spine and with the swirling scrawl of Cloud-style script along her spine. He frowns, clearly not undertaking the significance of it, and more interestingly, ignoring the youthful appearance of your priestess in favor of selling the drugs to you. A man of priorities and some morals, at least. You glance at Kiku-chan as she yelps quite loudly, and you can't help but share a slightly chagrined smile with the pusher.“Cold glass,” you explain, suspecting that said measure is how far up Kiku's belly the toy might go.He starts to give you a polite, amused rejoinder, to open negotiations with.... Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously. Pretend an interest, and get nice and close....subtly. Cut him off, explain that he's intruding, and not on the show....threateningly. Let him start, then ask Er Yin what was done with such people in China....ominously. Cut him off, and deal with him shortly and swiftly....permanently.
>>1500668>[X] Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.>[X] Let him start, then ask Er Yin what was done with such people in China....ominously.
>>1500668>[x] Pretend an interest, and get nice and close....subtly.Subtle dragon.
>>1500668> Pretend an interest, and get nice and close....subtly.> Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.
>>1500668> Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.
>>1500668> Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.> Pretend an interest, and get nice and close....subtly.I must note that Silicone can handle up to 300c/572f before it's damaged.
>>1500714I am intimately aware of such matters, and it will be taken into account. I used to make laser lenses in an optical fabrication facility.
>>1500724Oh that's reassuring, before opening the spoiler I was wondering exactly how kinky things could get for mere mortal humans. This makes more sense.
>>1500668Eh, just politely yet also very firmly make it clear that you are not a potential customer.
>>1500668>[x] Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.
>>1500668> Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.> Cut him off, explain that he's intruding, and not on the show....threateningly.>Teach him how he's making a mistake. He doesn't sell deathsticks... wait, it's from a movie. Still relevant, though
[X] Pretend an interest, and get nice and close....subtly.[X] Let him speak, then ask about whose territory this is....curiously.You step closer as Kiku-chan is carefully helped back into her blouse by her master, and he comments mildly, “Bit of an M-type to her S-type, I take it?” You smile dumbly and nod agreeably. “Well, I have something that your mistress might be interested in.”Wide eyed and innocent, you smile brightly. “Oh? I should warn you, my mistress has a wide variety of tastes, you know.” His reaction is entirely and totally professional, though his smile looks genuine enough to someone who can't communicate by moving her pinky in a vaguely suggestive motion. You step away from Kiku-chan and Er Yin, allowing Kiku-chan to rebox and unbox other weap- er, toys to show her master. Neither of them is actually paying any attention to anything that isn't you and your target.“Well, I wouldn't want anything to interfere with anyone's fun, so I have these that might interest her?” You step even closer and look at the tiny plastic bag with colorful pulls with decorative shapes. Vitamin style shapes, but not for children. You can smell the chemicals wafting from the bag, and it is a very potent variety of them. “These will enhance physical sensation and relaxation at the same time, so that the lucky girl who takes them is especially....sensitive.”You look up at him, bent over as you are to look at his Ecstasy. “You mean it makes girls feel especially sexy?” Looking down at the pills you then glance back at Kiku-chan, who is completely and totally ignoring you. “Does it work on boys too?” Kiku's perfect calm is gratifying, though her blood is now quite boiling.“Oh yes, boys and girls alike. It's long lasting as well, and it makes things a lot more fun. Several if the newer hotels cater to my clients,” he suggests. You make a mental note to go through his pockets. “It's inexpensive, and best of all, it isn't addictive.” Not in and of itself, of course, but you shouldn't know that, so you don't.“I think mistress might be very interested. But isn't that sort of thing illegal in this area? I mean, there's plenty of things that are illegal, I know....” you glance back at Kiku, and his eyes show zero reaction, not even a hint of interest, curiosity, or planning. The worst sort of dealer: one who is only interested in the sale, regardless of how it is done, and doesn't care who or what it might hurt. At the same time, he has the strong ethical code of the Yakuza: it's all business and don't fuck up the business by playing it fast an loose.
>>1500918“Don't worry, it's safe enough. No one will bother you at any of the places I recommend, and I promise you won't have to worry about anyone shaking you down or bothering your mistress.” He takes out a smaller pouch, one with five pills... He theatrically take an extra one from the larger pouch, and places it in the smaller pouch which he then offers to you. “A free trial, enough for two trips each....or, well, three for two, or several trips for one lucky boy. Or girl,” he suggests with a smile as dead as he is on the inside. “And that way you know I'm on the up and up.”You look up at him, half bent at the waist, hands behind your back. Not even a glance at the cleavage. Dedicated and smart, this man. “You don't want to sell me death sticks.”He blinks. “What?”“You don't want to sell me Ecstasy. You want to go apologize to your boss for intruding on another's territory. Unless you work for Shinkai Yamada.” He starts, and glances at Kiku's back again, realizing he's stepped in something virulent and possibly deadly. “That is unfortunate,” you say as you stand up straight. “Chisato is going to be upset with me.” His lips tighten to a white line and suddenly there is a wakizashi at your neck, held by someone behind you who was not there an instant ago. Kiku-chan is standing up straight, and Er Yin is slowly rising, as you look up in the mirror at the spirit child that seemed to appear from nowhere. Fire oni-child, undoubtedly.Fortunately, his positioning makes it impossible for him to cut through your neck entirely – he can't manage more than a third, and you'll be able to react to his movement if he tries it. “No one can match my speed, Ryo Clan cutie. I'm the fastest there is.” The pusher is looking worried still, and is starting to back away. Apparently he hired some muscle on his own. The oni vanishes, appearing before you with his sword – in an equally bad placement (well, by your standards which are admittedly awfully high. “Should I kill her, boss?” His boss hesitates, and you can see the gears in his head clicking towards yes.Damn smart human. ….have Kiku deal with him. This is her specialty. Let them go for now, no need to risk anything annoying. Deal with this yourself. He's fast, but speed isn't everything. Move the blade away from your neck left handed, and explain his mistakes. Ask your 'mistress' what she would like to do.
There are so many ways I want to use Water on them right now; increase pressure in their eyeballs, empty their bladders, play merry hell with their vital organs, I just can't decide.
>>1500936>[x] Ask your 'mistress' what she would like to do.Let's have fun
>>1500936> Move the blade away from your neck left handed, and explain his mistakes.
>>1500936>[x] Ask your 'mistress' what she would like to doThey are interuppting after all.
>>1500936>[x] Ask your 'mistress' what she would like to do.
>>1500936> ….have Kiku deal with him. This is her specialty.These guys are annoying
>>1500936> Ask your 'mistress' what she would like to do.> ….have Kiku deal with him. This is her specialty.>"Do you really want to brag you're the fastest on Love Hotel Hill?"
>>1501006+1 for preempt.
[X] Move the blade away from your neck left handed, and explain his mistakes.[X] ….have Kiku deal with him. This is her specialty.[XX] Ask your 'mistress' what she would like to do.[+] The fastest at what?You slowly let your eyes move over to the oni-child, who grins at you, thoroughly enjoying his apparent superiority. “You're very new at this, aren't you?”The gangster pales, and carefully starts backing away. “Kill her,” he commands, and the sweat starts building quickly when the oni-child ignores him. “Kill her right now!” You knew he was smart. His help? Not so much.“Sorry, babe, but gotta do what the boss says,” he apologizes, grinning like a maniac.You look him in the eyes and smile becomingly. “Not like that you aren't,” you murmur mildly. Kiku-saishi-chan looks surprised in the mirror, and Er Yin-sensei chuckles softly.He looks confused and then his smile is back. “I'm an expert, babe, it won't hurt a bit....”“But you're not even going to fut all the way through my neck,” you point out. “Your grip is loose, and you're overextended. The sword is only 220 steel but standard thickness. Which is great for butcher knives, but it's poor for cutting through tendons, and forget bone, even with your strength.” You slowly reach up and slide your claws along the edge of the blade, shaving off slivers of metal as he watches, more consternated by the blade's failure than your trick. “See, that isn't even going to break my bones.”He drops the blade and you sidestep it, providing a clear avenue for Kiku-saishi-chan, while another appears at your throat, cutting deep enough to make blood bead at the edge of the blade. You purposefully press, keeping the very tiniest bit of edge in the wound so that no one can see your regenerative powers. “See, but you didn't even see that coming!” he gloats, and you smile gently. “You're right, I didn't. You are very fast. Isn't he fast, mistress?”the pusher just barely manages not to shout. “Stop fooling around and kill her now, you....” The oni-child glances at the Yakuza, who pales even further, realizing he's very, very far out of his depth.“Mistress?” you ask politely, never taking your eyes off the oni-child.Er Yin-sensei sighs softly. “I should just let him take your head for getting into that mess, sweetheart. On the other hand, he is bragging about being the fastest on Love hotel Hill....” The oni-child grins at you lasciviously, and then the insult hits him.“Hey now, lady, that's not very nice!”
>>1501174She waves off his comment, which he starts to respond to with genuinely hurt feelings. Interrupting him, she gestures mildly in the direction of your voices, one arm crossed under her breasts. “Kiku....”Kiku looks at the tall, athletic oni-child, who grins wickedly, looking at the diminutive fire dragonette. “Sorry, kiddo, you don't have a chance against me. I'm-”She vanishes, moving faster than you can see, and appearing behind him. He vanishes, the blade at your throat gone as he appears behind where Kiku-saishi-chan is standing. “-the faHHGKKGH!” His eyes go shock wide and the blade clatters to the floor as she looks up at him, having pivoted in place and driven her right hand – sleeves tied back by an elaborate maid's strapping that she wasn't wearing instants ago – wrist deep into his solar plexus. There is a hollow rush of wind as she pours white hot fire throughout his body, and his eyes and the insides of his mouth blaze with the intensity of the flames.“This is not one of your stupid cartoons, idiot,” she says with a certain amount of irritation, as the ash-filled shell of his body collapses in front of her.You wide the beads of blood away with your right hand and glance at the Yakuza. “any last words?” you ask as he pulls the gun on you and aims it (properly aims it!) at you.The hammer clicks on the useless shell as he pulls the trigger in rapid succession, even going so far as to aim at you and Er Yin by the time the fifth or six trigger pull registers as useless.“Guess not,” you comment as he suffers a massive coronary infarction and gasps for a few last, feeble breaths. Kiku catches the gun and heats it to red hot and bends it into a bar-shape. She lifts her hands, heats the gun up further, and pours the resulting slag down her throat.….“Cravings, kasan?” you ask mildly and she nods, licking molten steel from the corner of her mouth.Er Yin chuckles softly.>To Be Continued.
Thank you for reading and playing. We continue with comfy shopping next thread.
Wow that's certainly one scary pregnancy craving. Ryukusa better be careful not to antagonize Kiku too muchThanks for running
Thanks for running!Well, killing a drug deaker is certainly not something I thought would happen on this date.
>>1501182Thanks for writing!I hadn't expected the nervous dealer to actually try pulling a mundane gun on someone who could incinerate an oni (however inexperienced) like that, but kudos to him for not pissing his pants while fleeing I guess. Granted it didn't do him any good.
I *kinda*wanted them to live with their mistake, but it's hardly a loss. Ah well, good show.
>>1501238If he hadn't been working for the Yak who is trying to oust Chisato, he probably would have.Ryukusa didn't want him informing Yamada of her capabilities positive or negative.
>>1501182>Kiku-saishi-chanIs it me, or is that different than the usual three-word-name Ryukusa gives Kiku?
>>1501280It might be. My spellchecker does strange things, for obvious reasons.I have more words in foreign and made up languages in my dictionary than English.
>>1501182So do we owe the shopkeeper any money, for corpsing up his establishment?
>>1501368You speak as though this has not happened before.Never fear, Ryukusa is a professional.
>>1501781Good point.But man, when Ryukusa was able to correctly assess the drug dealer and kidnapper weren't threats, they proved to be much more of a nuisance than originally anticipated.Also, that Fire Oni-Child evidently being able to get the drop on Ryukusa, Kiku and Er Yin... if he wasn't such a dumbass, well we'd probably bleed a bit but still win, but it'd have been a lot more of a hassle.
>>1500484Is Suburu less vulnerable to that than most Spirit-Children, or does she get the drawbacks without the benefits?
>>1502762She is not ticklish, but she's even more vulnerable to pokes and pinches. She has her cunning and her silk to make up for it.As for the oni-child....Ryukusa is powerful, not invulnerable. He was even faster than Kiku.Kiku, on the other hand, has experience.
>>1502850Well with that in mind, is there anything reasonable Ryukusa can do in the future to reduce the chances of something like this happening again, since I doubt that Oni-Child was truly without peer in terms of raw speed, and others with similar capabilities might not be so arrogant/foolish.Like I'm not sure if Ryukusa is completely nonchalant about this, or if it's a cause for concern.
>>1506199As this instance showed, being unexcelled in just one area doesn't mean you're undefeatable. Ryukuza simply played with him with her left hand of destruction and immortality, and Kiku's centuries of experience over his raw skill.
>>1506434True enough, once he stopped moving, it wasn't difficult to get his measure, but I guess I feel like when he first materialized or even shortly before then, we would have been in a more dire situation if he was about as smart as the drug dealer. Like even if Ryukusa and Kiku were able to quickly gain control over the situation, it feels like the beginning conditions hinged on the on-child's attidude, and not their strength if that makes sense?
>>1506515Not every situation is predictable or capable of being planned for anon. There is no metagame aspect that can put Ryukusa on top of every situation, especially where Good Stuff, Zero Stuff, and Bad Stuff are concerned. There will always be times when she has to simply deal with what is happening regardless of how skilled, powerful, and amazing she is. Even the gods of Japan have to deal with that issue on occasion, and they're gods.
>>1506652Yeah I can deal with that, I guess I just wanted to make sure we hadn't gotten sloppy in some aspect.