Stage 157: It is such a joy to work with another professional.Really, you have no words for the pleasure that knowing the person you are working with knows what to do, what not to do, and is capable of cleaning up the scene of a crime as well as you can, right down to disposing of the ashen remnants of an oni. The drug dealer you summarily executed goes into a Barrier of your own, and you make certain you know where all the cameras are in the place. Security is only so good here, and probably run through his personal system rather than an official firm; the Yakuza thug you killed didn't belong in this territory but he knew who did, and that means the shop owner is paying protections. Kiku-chan double checks the street, because the things they can do with computers is amazing, but there aren't any ATMs or street cameras that can peek into this particular shop.Which isn't really all that surprising given the kind of things sold in it.“I am concerned about you killing a human, Ryukusa-sama.” It doesn't really surprise you that Er Yin-sensei would voice this particular concern.“Well, I'm afraid it was necessary. I'll make sure he gets a decent burial and that there are prayers for him, don't worry. Just not right now.” You tidy up a few more things and walk back to where Er Yin has been patiently waiting.She tilts her head and lashes her tail slowly. “I mean I am more concerned about you killing a human. You usually give some measure of warning to your enemies, do you not?”You grimace at the gentle accusation even as you pick up the slender glass toy that looks something like a tongue made of glass, if tongues were twelve inches long and green and yellow. Smells like Kiku-chan's skin; and is definitely cold. Probably what made her yelp. “I understand that, Er Yin-sensei, but I'm afraid this one couldn't be allowed to live. First, he was human, so I couldn't very well drop a Barrier on him without making sure I killed him through supernatural means first. Second, he works for the man who is trying to take Chisato's territory away, and that person doesn't need to know anything about me or my people. That's you, you know.” You run your finger down the length and glances speculatively at Er yin, who doesn't deign to notice, because obviously she can't.“I think my Master is more concerned about your state of mind, not your reasoning,” Kiku-chan comments irascibly as she rubs her tummy, glaring at the toy you are studying.….oh. Well, it was more a case of necessity than cold blooded. I don't kill in hot blood. Not even the oni died in hot blood. Let me think on it a while. No, really, give me a bit. If he had been working for anyone else at all, it would have been fine, but he wasn't. So, about this toy that you measured....mind if I measure it on you, darling?
Twitter: @XsQuestmistressPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1499627/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/rZLwzvGxRyuu 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.
>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)
>>1578048> I don't kill in hot blood. Not even the oni died in hot blood.> If he had been working for anyone else at all, it would have been fine, but he wasn't.> So, about this toy that you measured....mind if I measure it on you, darling?
YOOHOO, best quest and best QM are here!Hi XS! How are you?>>1578048> Let me think on it a while. No, really, give me a bit.Worth to have a bit of introspection, here. Er Yin wouldn't bring it up if it wasn't important for her>I know it might be small compared to other instance, but I did give him a chance to surrender. If he had surrendered instead of telling his goon to kill, we could have worked out something.>Rub Kiku's tummy. "So, darling, do you have any preference in toys?"I want to call Kiku darling, now.
>>1578048> Let me think on it a while. No, really, give me a bit.> If he had been working for anyone else at all, it would have been fine, but he wasn't.Hi XS! Sorry to hear you had a rough night, but I hope today is better
>>1578068I'm not sure that's accurate. Like I think his fate might have been sealed the moment he called that Fire Oni to defend him, because Ryuukusa showed off how competent he was. Now, if he had just booked when we confronted him, I don't think we would have chased him?
>>1578048>>1578068Also, XS, almost random question here, but do you know the anime Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai, translated to "Seven Mortal Sins" (and not the other anime Nanatus no Taizai that's called Seven Deadly Sins) ?
>>1578070We could have had him captured and kept somewhere until the info he had weren't relevant anymore
>>1578048>[x] Well, it was more a case of necessity than cold blooded.>[x] So, about this toy that you measured....mind if I measure it on you, darling?Ryukusa DEFLECT
>>1578048> I don't kill in hot blood. Not even the oni died in hot blood.> Let me think on it a while. No, really, give me a bit.Finally time for more Ryukuza, hope you're doing well XS
>>1578072Not yet. But I may look into it.
>>1578048> I don't kill in hot blood. Not even the oni died in hot blood.> Let me think on it a while. No, really, give me a bit.
>>1578092It's a pretty hilarious anime.The first episode are kinda garbage in the way the animation flow, though. But it gets better every episode.The story is about hot lesbian former angel Lucifer challenging hot lesbian Demon Lords in her attempt to take over Hell. It's pretty lewd, borderline hentai at some points.
>>1578117All in all, it's a pretty WTF series, but it's part of the charm.But I have to reiterate, the first few episodes are not well done.
>>1578123I promise I've watched worse.Demon High School, for example.
[XXX] Let me think on it a while. No, really, give me a bit.[XX] I don't kill in hot blood. Not even the oni died in hot blood.[x] If he had been working for anyone else at all, it would have been fine, but he wasn't.[x] So, about this toy that you measured....mind if I measure it on you, darling?[+] Well, there was a chance....[+] Kikus are for teasing.You study the toy in your hand with a frown, not rally looking at it or even paying attention to it. “I'll need to think about that for a moment, really.”Er Yin smiles. “If it takes you that long, it must surely weigh on your conscience a little.”You glance at her with your eyebrows raised, as Kiki looks through the toys already examined for something in particular. She knows why you're being reticent, of course, but doesn't enlighten her Master, forcing you to do so. “You're asking me to put my reasoning into actual words that make sense to someone other than me, Er Yin-sensei; that's like trying to understand spoken English after taking classes in French, or trying to read Journey to the West in Greek. There's a translation error involved, so I need to kind of make sure you understand me properly.” You kneel, and give your wife's older sister a somewhat bemused look as she picks up a peculiar silicone and metal toy that looks something like a crab's claw.“Besides,” you continue, “I haven't ever killed in hot blood. Even the oni and Hidesato I didn't kill in hot blood. I can't think of any time I ever have yet.” You suspect that there might be an instance where you would, but you're sure as heaven not voicing it aloud.“Ominous,” murmurs Kiku-chan, diving your lack of further elucidation from the single word 'yet'. Going to your knees you grab the neck of her blouse and drag her into an embrace and nuzzle her lovingly from behind, sliding your hands under her shirt to caress her belly lightly, feeling the faintest of swelling there. “AAAIII! Let me go, you barbarian!” Your silver dragonette laughs brightly at the resulting squeal of outrage when you grasp her ear between your lips, and lick the edge. “Did you find something you like, darling?” Kiku's blood pressure spike and her face goes bright. Not from a blush as much as from the flames in her throat lighting up her cheeks and nose. You lick her horn slowly and she practically melts into your arms, the flames dying down as her body becomes hot and liquid in other, more intimate ways. “You did, didn't you?”
>>1578154She glances at you, her cheeks becoming dark with her flush. She lifts one hand and slowly slides her finger along a rather bumpy, awfully wide tentacle shaped toy of brilliant pink glass. You pick it up, your other hand sliding up and down her tummy slowly as she watches you, her golden eyes molten and her pupils smoldering. Not literally, because that would be kind of creepy. “Mhn.” You lick her other horn and she shudders, closing her eyes as you rise. “I did give him a chance, really. He could have left, or not bothered with us. Chisato doesn't approve of drugs – impacts the young too hard – so I knew he wasn't someone from her gangs. I think the main issue – and this is what might bother you – is that keeping him prisoner was a very bad option.” Kiku-chan is watching you as you pick up the box....you catch her eyes, and stare into them, and they widen comically. You slowly slide your tongue....your long, extremely talented tongue....along the entire eight inch length of the toy, before you slowly place it in the box.That blouse really doesn't conceal very much if her shape. Specifically the peaks of her small breasts. But that is rather why you chose it.“How do you mean?” asks Er Yin, somewhat confused by the comment. Take it step by step to explain to her. Give her a simplified version of your thought process. Ask her if she's ever had to hold a prisoner. Explain to her that he was the human version of a Water Dragonette. Spiritual entities abide by the rules. Humans don't. That simple.
>>1578156>[x] Give her a simplified version of your thought process.Hmm, fire dragon is quite kinky indeed
>>1578156> Take it step by step to explain to her.Can that tentacle be used by two partners at the same time, by any chance?if not:>Search if there is a two-partners version of this tentacle toy when Kiku isn't looking. Or a version that'd fit your own tastes.
>>1578156> Explain to her that he was the human version of a Water Dragonette.> Spiritual entities abide by the rules. Humans don't. That simple.
Also, I would have imagined dragonette tails to make a great alternative to toys really. Guess those bumps are a nice variation though.
>>1578180As Akari explained, her tail is less....decorative.... than Ryukusa's.
>>1578187I guess that means Ryukusa has a very impressive tail!
How extensive is Ryukusa's toy collection anyway? She seems pretty at home here
>>1578156> Take it step by step to explain to her.> Ask her if she's ever had to hold a prisoner.So generally, explain why we thought this through the way we did, but be open to feedback if there's anything we either overlooked or didn't consider, kind of like Ryukusa's thoughts on her mother.
"Ask her if she's ever had to hold a prisoner" seems like a fun way to set up a "No? Don't worry, Kiku is here for you to try" joke.
>>1578202She has bondage items right? I'm not so sure about other things.>>1578218This does make a compelling point...
>>1578219Eh, we shouldn't only tease Kiku
>>1578156> Take it step by step to explain to her.> Explain to her that he was the human version of a Water Dragonette.
>>1578227It kinda teases both of them
>>1578219That's the next shop.
[XX] Explain to her that he was the human version of a Water Dragonette.[X] Ask her if she's ever had to hold a prisoner.[X] Spiritual entities abide by the rules. Humans don't. That simple.[X] Give her a simplified version of your thought process.[XX] Take it step by step to explain to her.You box the toy and consider a moment longer, as you scan the other toys. You select one, a set of four glass spheres connected with silicone tethers, and add that. At Kiku's panicked look you point towards her Master and she relaxes, as the spheres were nearly two inches across. That just earns you a dubious look.“Well, to put it simply, humans are not bound by the laws and nature of spiritual existence. If that wasn't bad enough, he was essentially the human version of a Water dragonette-”“Sociopath,” supplies Kiku-chan, in an honestly helpful manner, as your explanation apparently made less sense than the use of that word did to Er Yin.“-and it would have been dangerous to have him around. Someone like that can learn a lot just by being quiet. Talking to them is worse.” You would know. “So....have you never held a prisoner before? I mean, aside from Kiku-chan.” You hesitate and add a smaller, sleeker toy to the pile, a slender glass toy that has a cute look to it while kiku's hair slowly floats around her head after her outburst.“not a human one, now that I think on it,” she admits.You glance at Kiku and hold up the claw, and she blushes, but nods slowly, refusing to look at you as she does so. “If he hadn't already involved himself in my affairs, even though he didn't know it, I would have had to take him prisoner, and humans who are held for too long by spiritually powerful forces tend to....learn, or grow. To See them, and that is its own set of problems.” You watch as Er Yin selects a very long, somewhat flexible silicone toy, one that is almost twice the length of your forearm. You glance at Kiku-chan dubiously, but she refuses to enlighten you. “The simple process was, peculiar problem, insistent problem, problem that was not supposed to be here, problem didn't know what it was dealing with, problem didn't excuse itself, problem identified itself as threat, threat was eliminated in expeditious manner because all other options became more threatening instead of less.”Kiku looks up at you. “That was the simple explanation?!”
>>1578273“Well, it is pretty natural reasoning for someone like me, Hougyoku-chan. The complex version includes a whole lot of branches that lead to various outcomes, and it includes varieties of 'if-then' clauses that alternate between plausible and implausible, between bouts of 'this is what I should do' compared to 'this is what is necessary' and 'this is what my lovers would prefer'. Unfortunately, once I identified him, it was pretty much the endgame of a thirty-six by thirty-six sized shogi game.”Er Yin looks bemused, and Kiku-chan looks up at you with a frown. “That's ridiculous, aniki. That kind of convoluted thought process is just a way of making excuses for your actions in a manner that can justify the action you took later.”You shrug mildly, while watching Er Yin place several toys into the cart as the shopkeeper comes back, glancing around and looking relieved that the thug is gone. “Except it all happens before I take action. I can't help what I am. I'm not a beautiful and emotional Fire dragonette, I'm a clever Water dragonette.” Kiku has the grace to blush a little.Your seer's eyes widen and she looks astonished. “So when the others say 'Ryukusa is Ryukusa'....”You pause and look at the unusual swirl of glass in her hand and wonder exactly how one would use it. “Yes. It's not a compliment, really, it's more a statement of fact. What IS that?”“Shiatsu massager.”“....not a toy?”“No, Ryukusa-sama, it is actually a tool meant for nonsexual purposes,” she replies with a smile.“....are you sure?”“Don't answer that,” warns Kiku-chan. Pay and request all of his security footage. Pay and eliminate the security footage – and anything else that he might have on those cameras and drives. Pay, and explain to him his 'insurance' has been applied to the problem. Pay, and say nothing. Tell him he is lucky that you came by, because his 'insurance' probably would have gone up otherwise.
>>1578275Pffft, everyone knows the best toys are meant for nonsexual purposes. At least at time of invention.>[x] Pay and eliminate the security footage – and anything else that he might have on those cameras and drives.
>>1578275> Pay and request all of his security footage.Nothing to see here
>>1578275>[x] Pay and eliminate the security footage – and anything else that he might have on those cameras and drives.>[x] Pay, and explain to him his 'insurance' has been applied to the problem.>If they insist to still be at risk, point out matters of territory without explaining more than necessary.
>>1578275> Pay and request all of his security footage.> Pay, and explain to him his 'insurance' has been applied to the problem.
>>1578275> Pay and eliminate the security footage – and anything else that he might have on those cameras and drives.> Pay, and explain to him his 'insurance' has been applied to the problem.
>>1578275> Pay and eliminate the security footage – and anything else that he might have on those cameras and drives.> Tell him he is lucky that you came by, because his 'insurance' probably would have gone up otherwise.
[XX] Pay and eliminate the security footage – and anything else that he might have on those cameras and drives.[X] Pay, and explain to him his 'insurance' has been applied to the problem.[+] Hey now, really, he's lucky you took care of things, or the situation could have gotten out of hand!After re-boxing and shelving the toys you opened up, and rather surprised at the number of purchases you'll be making (perhaps you shouldn't be, but there you have it) you escort your lovers to the counter and lay out your purchases. On the way you collect Kiku-chan's cell phone and Er Yin's watch for safekeeping. The ringing up of the toys is fairly quick and he is very polite, though he still seems put out by the man who drove him off. You are a little bemused by the long toy still, but the rest are fine – though Kiku-chan studiously does not look as he rings up her favorite – and then you pay him, using actual cash.Then he suffers a sudden and catastrophic electrical failure that fries every device in the shop, and pops most of his light bulbs.He swears and darts into the back room, and you can hear the muttered curses, which quickly change into the bemoaning regret of having lost the footage as well as the power to the cameras. Yeah, that's kind of what you thought. He seems surprised when he walks back out, since you are still standing at the counter, with the daylight from the street at your back in a warm blue glow, tinted by his shaded windows. “By the way, you should really talk to your insurers about problems like that. That is what you pay them for, after all, and they should be happy to ensure that it doesn't happen again.”“Eh, the power is always difficult in this block. It's worse in the summer,” he complains, more depressed over the loss of his movies than the power or the cost of insurance.“The other insurance people,” you explain, leaning over the counter slightly and immediately getting his full attention, before it goes lower than it should. “It isn't good for their business to have someone bothering you like that. And double dipping makes it worse, after all.” His blood pressure spikes – rather alarmingly, prompting you to slow his blood flow just a bit. “Why didn't you contact them right away?”
>>1578383Biting back the sharp retort that undoubtedly is his first response – most likely because Er Yin crosses her arms and looms rather menacingly at your side – he looks away from you and mutters an explanation of sorts. “That sword swinging buddy of his was always making jokes and threating me. I didn't want to get any of those kids hurt....they ain't bad kids, just taking what ain't gonna be too troublesome for me. Rather have them around than that Yak bastard, that's for sure.”You smile and Er Yin eases up on her menacing air. “Well, I'll let them know about it; they'll head off any further trouble, and they won't charge you extra. We take care of our our people, after all.” He relaxes even further and nods his head, as much of a bow as you can reasonably expect an extortion victim who is actually fond of the extortionists.Gathering the rest of your bags you leave the shop, headed up the street towards the upper part of this area of Shibuya. It isn't long at all before you find the shop you want, though you all stop for some shaved ice and sit in one of the shaded areas along the road to eat it. Kiku eats her with relish, and as fast as she can lick the ice away. She holds the conical wrapping with her talon-tips in an effort to melt it less quickly, which is only partly successful. Fortunately you can take care of the few droplets of crimson dragon-fruit flavoring that do spill only her silk pants. Er Yin savors the shaved ice with a mixture of nostalgia and wonder; apparently it wasn't all that common when she was out and about.Not especially surprising. Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with. Skip straight to leather and chains. See if they would like to experience an outfitters as opposed to simple bondage toys. Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter. Ask them if they want to eat first, or wait until....well, after.
>>1578387> Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with
>>1578387> Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with.> Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter.Time for the good stuff
>>1578387> Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with.>Of course, you can get some for yourself too... Chains and leather come afterWe should make Er Yin discover it. And getting some for us.> See if they would like to experience an outfitters as opposed to simple bondage toys.Are we the outfitter?
>>1578387> Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter.> See if they would like to experience an outfitters as opposed to simple bondage toys.
>>1578387> Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with.> Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter.
>>1578409Fuck I hate how my phone gets a new ip every post for some reason, it never used to. If only 4chan wasn't blocked at work...
>>1578387> Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with.
>>1578387>[x] Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter.>[x] See if they would like to experience an outfitters as opposed to simple bondage toys.>[x] Ask them if they want to eat first, or wait until....well, after.
>>1578429I do have to imagine she's tried it out at some point though, I mean shibari's pretty old right? And Er Yin should be right in the target demographic for it (using it on Kiku that is).But it's great so better bring it up anyway.
>>1578412Ryukusa is actually wearign some already, under her qipao.>>1578422>implying the QM has ever worried about such things
>>1578452That's good to hear at least but it's really annoying not to have the easy ID to keep track of my votes and such, guess /qst/ has spoiled meAlso gotta say, it was really tough to not vote for all the options this time
>>1578438All in due time.Though apparently the use of the term Shibari wasn't used before the middle of the last century, from what I understand
>>1578412>Are we the outfitter?We sure could be, but remember an outfitter is supposed to help find the perfect outfit, and while Ryukusa certainly has an eye for that she'd also be biased to hell and prone to distractions. Any outfit is gonna seem great while molesting small fire dragon or the like
>>1578463Huh, interesting. So Ryukusa might need to describe it in detail, or give her a demonstration, then.
>>1578464Honestly, I'm rather curious about it.Wonder why not more people want to try it.
>>1578473Yeah playing dressup with the wives is great, bondage-related or not
>>1578463Points for you.
>>1578519Thanks.Apparently the term Kinbaku is often used in Japan to describe rope bondage, but there is a debate over how synonymous kinbaku and shibari are.
>>1578387[x] Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter.[x] Ask them if they want to eat first, or wait until....well, after.
>>1578567Shibari is the act of tying up, the practice of the bondage. Kinbaku is the artistic showcasing of shibari.
>>1578621Well, I've read there is a debate on the terminology.
[XXX] Ask if they would like some latex for Er Yin to play with.[XX] Ask Er Yin if she's ever experienced shibari – or practiced it, for that matter.[X] See if they would like to experience an outfitters as opposed to simple bondage toys.[+] Latex=>Leather=>Chains....that sounds like a plan.You catch sight of a particular store, and tilt your heat, studying the unusual dresses. "I realize that we can't put any on Kiku-chan, but would you like a latex gown, Er Yin?”“A what?” Er Yin's question is understandable, while Kiku-chan....her eyes are wide and you can almost hear the sound of her brain cooking inside her skull.“Latex gown.”“I am not sure what you mean by that, Ryukuza-sama,” she says mildly, and you glance at her....then look at her. glimpse with Water Eyes tells you more than enough. She's embarrassed by her ignorance of what you mean. Not the words, she understands those perfectly, but she has no context for what you are talking about.Kiku-chan wants to see how it suits her master....until her master is done with it and destroys it in an effort to do what she desires most to her. Or, interestingly enough, to you; apparently she has some voyeuristic tendencies. Maybe more than some.You close your Water Eyes and tilt your head. “Ever practiced shibari? Or had it practiced on you?” Er Yin's befuddled look is more readable – she actually doesn't know the word at all. Kiku says something in Ainu and Er Yin's expression clears up immediately.“Ah, I have only done a very little of it, I am afraid.” You shiver a little in anticipation of getting to watch your loved ones learn something new.“It's become something of an art form – really, Kiku, you haven't heard of kinbaku? Huh. Well, it is an art form now, as opposed to something practiced by police officers.” You guide your companions across the street. “I think that if we're going to get the full experience out of this, wee need an outfitter.” Kiku-chan looks at you dubiously. “Not me, no. I don't work in latex, and face it, Er Yin-sensei is going to present problems I can't imagine. By some odd coincidence....” You pause, waiting for a snort of derision that doesn't come from your darling Fire dragonette, to your surprise. “I happen to know one nearby. If you would like to try it, that is. I don't know how you feel about people aside form Kiku-chan or I laying hands on your magnificent body.”“Hougyoku knows I will allow myself to be dressed. I was not always a peasant, you know,” she replies, her voice touched with a wistful sort of humor.“Well, in that case....” You sweep them into Hikarie, and let Er Yin acclimate to the noise level. The mall is quite popular, and it's nearly the height of shopping time; she relaxes after a moment, and you feel her open Void Eyes and study the place. Kiku-chan is equally dazzled by the lights, noise, and sheer volume of people – she hasn't been out much herself.
>>1578630You smile and take their hands, and Kiku-chan presses rather close. You twine your tail with hers and she relaxes slightly. Not that she would ever admit to having issues with the number of people here. The presence of a number of spirit children help as well; oni and dragons, of course, most of them, but the occasional nogitsune and a surprisingly high number of kitsune-born. Which makes sense; affluent families do attract their attention. Still, aside from the oni it's parts per hundred, and even the only it's parts per fifty.You arrive at VEX, and open the door for your loved ones, who slip inside with a touch of trepidation. It is mostly empty, of course; anyone who is serious is being assisted in back, and the few window shoppers are as outrageously and expensively dressed as the trio of you.The young lady that approaches you is haughty, very haughty, and you slip your hand along Kiku-chan's shoulder, forewarning her about the young woman's demeanor ahead of time. “May I help you?” she asks coolly, her sleek black and white outfit hugging her curves nicely and making interesting sounds as she walks. That she asked before she'd even finished walking up to you bodes very ill for this interchange....Especially when you become distracted by the advertisement playing on one of the screens at the counter.Debut tonight Presents!!!in a single night engagement only!!!KUMATORI KIKI!!!the Darling of Chiyoda!!!Starring InTHE MASK, THE STORM, AND THE TWO SWORDSA Noh Play in three parts!The squat red oni, the tall blue oni, and the dashing image of kiki-hime as a cat-masked samurai with a mysterious black shadow wearing a fox mask behind her (Akari, you would recognize that slim neck anywhere) is clearly reminiscent of a certain play you requested to be done. Kiku glances at you, your stillness catching her attention....then she looks at what you have fixated on and her hair rises slowly in a slow burn of alarm.“Er Yin-sensei, Kiku-chan.....is there perhaps....something you need to tell me?”>To Be Continued....
>>1578638Ahaha, very nice indeed.Thanks for running!
Thank you for Reading and playing; Hopefully things will be a little more calm next week now that my friend is home and no longer under threat of immanent death by dehydration or heart attack due to nonexistent magnesium levels, and my workplace has gotten their collective heads out of their rears. (Soon to be) Introducing Naya-san, resident demon-child of the Haute Couture.
Thanks for running!Didn't think it was going to cut just as we entered the shop
>>1578638Thanks for running, XS.
>>1578647Naya a cuteThanks for running, hope your nights get better
>>1578638Oh haha, they took that and ran with it, then. What scenario was the play based on again? So many dramatic things have happened in this quest.
>>1578647Hope everything goes great for you.Man, this demon-child is pretty.Is she the one you mentioned all those months ago, about the characters we had yet to meet?Would be nice to have Ryukusa hangs out with someone who likes makeups, Haute Couture, and latex.Especially if it involves both of them wearing latex bodysuits
>>1578654When one Oni shapeshifted as a sword to cheat to our duel.
>>1578654Ryukuza's Duel with Kurao Goto and Kurao Fundo.
>>1578647Thanks for running can't wait for the noh play.
>>1578667One of them, yes.
>>1578638Thanks for running!> reminiscent of a certain play you requested to be doneI forget, does that have something to do with that screen-door spirit?
>>1578743Not specifically. It's >>1578688