Stage 163: There is no one who needs a vacation as badly as the one who has just returned for one.There is something special about bathing after lovemaking with the ones you just made love with. Despite their personal penchants, both Er Yin-sensei and Kiku-chan are perfectly capable of what you inform them is 'vanilla' sex. The bathing after is relaxed and a combination of gentle work and warm massage, feeding the touch hungers that you all three suffer from for vastly different reasons. There is also a faint sense of melancholy to it, as you all realize the day will be coming to an end soon, and with it the wonderful time you have spent together.You are perhaps the most fortunate in that you will be able to revisit these days in your memory forever, and perhaps spin them into stories for others you love. Not that Kiku-chan and Er Yin-sensei will forget, really, but they don't haver your perfect recall of such things.….which has certain downsides, you have to admit, where it concerns Er Yin-sensei's more depraved cravings. Perhaps depraved isn't the right word. More visceral cravings. Much better. Definitely more accurate. Still, even that experience wasn't without it's pleasures and intensity.“Cathartic,” Er Yin murmurs to you as she leans back deep in the soaking tub, and you lower the arm you were running your fingers along. You nod slowly in agreement, and Kiku-chan wisely does not ask. She undoubtedly knows, but the ignorance is an illusion you feel no urge to dissuade her from having. It is a private thing between you and Er yin, something you did not expect to come away with during this lovely date.You pick up the bucket and rinse yourself off in the more mundane manner, rather than that which you typically do. After rising you climb into the huge tub, which has a ledge that barely keeps the heart shaped face of your Fire dragonette. Then you slide into the water, and she looks confused. She has a death grip on the handle to climb out; and even her curiosity will not pry her hand from that life-saving piece of metal. “How do you not displace anything when you get in the water?”Er Yin grins, her eyes closed and a cool towel upon her forehead, half draped over her horns. “Ah, the strange truths of our varied kinds,” she murmurs philosophically. I have no idea at all. Because I am as much water as I am solid? Same way I can balance on thread and stand still in an earthquake, I suppose. I think the water just becomes part of me when I step into it. Magic. Don't got to explain nothin'.
Twitter: @XsQuestmistressPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1739767/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.Shikoku Naya, her fashion teacher and seamstress.Hisaka Subaru, her weaver and dressmaking teacher.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.Shikoku Naya is 5' 4" (not including heels) and is fully grown. Entirely flexible.
>>1759522> Because I am as much water as I am solid?> Same way I can balance on thread and stand still in an earthquake, I suppose.
>>1759522> Same way I can balance on thread and stand still in an earthquake, I suppose.
>>1759522>[x] Same way I can balance on thread and stand still in an earthquake, I suppose.>>1759535Water would also displace water, though.
>>1759522> I think the water just becomes part of me when I step into it.> Same way I can balance on thread and stand still in an earthquake, I suppose.
>>1759522> I think the water just becomes part of me when I step into it.
>>1759522>Perhaps I instinctively make the water be still unless I wish it to be disturbed. Or maybe my spiritual nature means my mass is already accounted for in the water even when I'm not inside it.>You are my priestess. How do *you* interprete it?
>>1759622Sorry if it's too late, I just showed up.
>>1759522Adding > I think the water just becomes part of me when I step into it.to this>>1759622
[XX] Same way I can balance on thread and stand still in an earthquake, I suppose.[X] I think the water just becomes part of me when I step into it.[+] I thought you priestesses were supposed to know about these things.You slide easily into the water, your buoyancy at near zero even though this is unsalted tap water. Er Yin can swim, despite the fact that her armor should way her down immensely, while diminutive Kiku-chan would sink like a rock and try and keep breathing despite being submerged. “I don't really think about such things. As strange as it sounds, I take all of my abilities for granted, which seems counterintuitive for a kind of creature than can't help but over-think things if she thinks about anything too much.” Er Yin's smile curls a little wider. “That trick only works once, I'll have you know.”“Then I will rest assured that no enemy will fool you with that peculiar trick then,” she murmurs in a relaxed tone of voice.You would mutter dire imprecations under your breath, but she might spank you again. Or worse, save up the spankings until later, which is what she did to poor Kiku-chan, whom you are surprised can sit at all.….okay, yes, giving her a spanking was really fun. You were nicer than Er Yin was with it though.ANYWAYS.“So....as near as I can tell it's partly because of how I move, and partly because the water becomes part of me when I get into it. My lungs fill up with water when I submerge my torso you know. So does my throat for that matter – I can swallow food underwater without any issues.” You shrug. “Being part of the environment is as natural to me as breathing is to most everyone else. Perhaps I instinctively make it still so as not to insult the water when I enter it. What do you think – you're the priestess, not me!”She glares at you, which doesn't really work very well when she is mostly submerged in water. “If I had an answer I would not have asked you, stupid lizard!”Er Yin murmurs softly, almost sleepily. “Water takes the shape of the container it is placed in, Kiku-chan.” Kind of a poetic way to put it, but it is true – you become as much a part of the environment as the objects in it already. It is part of why you have impeccable balance, perhaps.
>>1759646Mollified, Kiku chan doesn't nod – her mouth is too close to the water. So, you glide through the water and take her free hand, and then slide her onto your lap. Her tail coils tightly around your waist, but she does let go of the handle, since you provide her with the ability to breathe water when you are touching her. She relaxes a lot more, and you play gently with the quartet of long, thin locks of hair that she usually braids individually. You sigh softly, and she settles in your lap, purring. “As sad as I am to admit it, we are going to have to think about food – because I burned more calories than the sun tonight – and what we are going to do at the play.”Er Yin takes the towel off her face, her eyes already open (which kind of freaks out the tactile person in you) and sits up slowly and somewhat carefully, that massive tail of hers easily displacing more water than Kiku-chan, and probably as much as you would if you did. Curled at the bottom of the tub, it is mostly out of the way fortunately. “I suspect they will have tickets for us at the door, to be honest Ryukusa-sama. I prefer to be somewhere away from the musicians, though.” Which only makes sense. They might not play constantly, but someone who depends on their hearing as much as she does would not enjoy the Japanese penchant for sharp knocking sounds.“I do not care where we sit as long as there is not a large person who smells bad in front of me,” Kiku-chan announces firmly. ….for a creature that is practically made out of superstition you are asking for trouble, you know?! You never have to worry about smelly people around me, my priestess. Bad experiences, darling? Tactically speaking it would be a disaster, so we'll avoid that – for safety's sake. While I prefer edges, I can cope with center this time.
>>1759651Anon is extremely late!>[x] Bad experiences, darling?>[x] You never have to worry about smelly people around me, my priestess.
>>1759651> Bad experiences, darling?> You never have to worry about smelly people around me, my priestess.> While I prefer edges, I can cope with center this time.
>>1759651>[x] You never have to worry about smelly people around me, my priestess.>[x] Bad experiences, darling?>[x] Tactically speaking it would be a disaster, so we'll avoid that – for safety's sake. (sarcastic?)
>>1759651> While I prefer edges, I can cope with center this time> Bad experiences, darling?>"I'm sure I can make you smell something more pleasant if anything troubles your nose, my darling~" point out to your lower body clothes.
>>1759661>>1759664>>1759671Dunno, we've probably going to meet some smelly people Kiku will have to worry about.
>>1759678Eeh, that last bit is a bit too crude for us, voting against.
>>1759671Large people would be difficult for the little dragonette to see around, so Ryukusa is not being sarcasticIt isn't a form of humor she uses intentionally.
>>1759688Mhm, well nevermind the addendum, then.
>>1759651> Bad experiences, darling?> Tactically speaking it would be a disaster, so we'll avoid that – for safety's sake.
>>1759685You think? I'd say playing with her vibrators in public is cruder
>>1759715That wasn't Ryukusa though.
[XXX] Bad experiences, darling?[XX] You never have to worry about smelly people around me, my priestess.[X] Tactically speaking it would be a disaster, so we'll avoid that – for safety's sake.[X] While I prefer edges, I can cope with center this time.You lean down and inhale the freshly washed cedar and burned metal scents of your Fire dragonette. She leans back into you and you smile. “I take it you have had some unfortunate seating choices in the past?”“As lovely as Daicon-sama is, he is very tall and round, and there is nothing that excuses the smell of things that live in water most of their lives.” Considering she sounds perfectly serious, you're not entirely sure how to respond to that.“Well, scent is one issue you won't have to concern yourself with. Being able to make a breeze in a more pleasant way than usual will allow you to avoid needless suffering. You wrap your arms about her waist and hug her fondly. “I will do my utmost to ensure a lovely theater production is yours to enjoy, aside from potential kidnappings, attempted paparazzi panty shots, and possibly spiritual incursions by demons.”Er Yin sits up and leans over, those lovely muscles in her abdomen bunching up nice and tight. It doesn't entirely surprise you that Kiku-chan is also fascinated by the sight. “You almost sound like you lack faith in your subordinate's skills, Ryukusa-sama,” she posits mildly.“No, I have faith in the universe's ability to interrupt pleasant times with nonsensical and yet perfectly ordinary situations that seem to get entirely out of hand. You do recall the toy shop incident, Er Yin-sensei?”“....I stand duly chastised, my lady.” She does indeed stand, and she is a magnificent tower of muscular, statuesque femininity. Kiku-chan sighs like a dazzled fan-girl, and you really, really don't blame her. “Thus forewarned, I will wear something slightly more in keeping with the social graces and my ability to protect our loved ones.” She smiles as she carefully climbs out of the tub, and you run your talons – right hand ones – along her lovely tail. “Not that it will not suit our date, Ryukusa,” she murmurs softly.
>>1759819“I concur completely....though what constitutes combat dress and day to day wear doesn't actually have any difference for me.” You kiss the top of Kiku-chan's head and she tilts her head back to look up at you, narrowly missing pinning your collarbones with those branched horns of hers. “As for you, we will make sure that you do not suffer from tactrical incapacity when we take our seats.” You apply another kiss to her nose; this time and closes her eyes and accepts it, rather than reacting in outrage or irritation.“Thank you, aniki.”“Myself, I prefer the edges of theaters and stadiums, for obvious reasons, but I will make do with what we are given. It would not surprise me in the slightest if Akari-niji-chan has placed us exactly where we can do the most good.” Kiku-chan looks at you flatly. “And by good I mean as much harm to anyone who causes us trouble, yes.” She sighs and you hug her tight, one hand cupping her small breast and feeling her hummingbird fast heart.“You will want to get out now, Ryukusa-san,” she says softly.“Oh?”“I am about to be sick.”You're not quite sure how to explain fifteen pounds of solidified lava to the hotel, so you check this one off as 'at least she didn't burn down the hotel'. At least contact with water solidified it quickly enough that no damage other than some scratches were done.A quick re-rinse of everyone involved, which was everyone, and you are ready to deal with the important part of the day. Business Suit Beauty – always in style for you! Slinky Dress – low backs are in....er, off. Traditional Formal Festival – yukata and geta! Dressy Blouse and Pants – feminine and beautiful! Casually Formal – dressing down while dressing up!
>>1759822>[x] Dressy Blouse and Pants – feminine and beautiful!A rare time where 'all of the above' is both tempting and counter-productive.
>>1759822> Dressy Blouse and Pants – feminine and beautiful!
>>1759822>[x] Dressy Blouse and Pants – feminine and beautiful!I trust this implies "dressy pants" as well.
>>1759822> Slinky Dress – low backs are in....er, off.Blouse and pants sounds good too but this is my weaknessPoor fiery dragon wife
We're going to change again before meeting with the Yakuza, right?
>>1759865That is the plan yes. Ryukusa already had outfits planned for that particular party.
>>1759822> Business Suit Beauty – always in style for you!
>>1759916If that's your non-Yakuza-meeting outfit, I'd love to know what you think we should wear for it!
>>1759926I would have voted for the back-less dress, but not for a Noh play.
>>1759822> Traditional Formal Festival – yukata and geta!
>>1759934Not a bad choice. Although, I don't think it's so bad for the play either. Granted it's more suited for social situations.
>>1759945The suit is good for the play and a lot of other occasions.
[X] Dressy Blouse and Pants – feminine and beautiful!You lay out your clothing, now that everything is cleaned up and the air has been cleansed of steam and smoke. Er Yin is dressing in a lovely mid-length qipao, with slits on both sides, and Kiku-chan is doing her hair nicely for her. You already have a plan for Kiku-chan, though she is unaware of it at the moment; while you can't wear everything you design at once, you can always dress her in what you're not going to be wearing....and it is an interesting experiment in this case.Bra and panties are satin; more for comfort and long use than sexy, but you do look lovely in sapphire colored satin if you do say so yourself. Then a cream colored, tight blouse with a high neck. Wide cuffed, flowing black pants, with beaded waves along the lower cuffs (uneven bead sizes to increase the amount of flowing movement when you walk!). A silver belt, cylindrical with mesh pattering, and a dragon belt buckle with bright crimson Swarovski crystal eyes and fangs (and a clever tongue hook for the fastening). Then a soft scoop necked charcoal over-blouse, with wide flowing sleeves. Several necklaces – silver and Swarovski crystal, rather than anything truly valuable – and a few heavy antiqued silver bracelets. Shiny black flats, with silver taps for that distinctive ring when you want attention and also because metal taps are great for blocking weapons and breaking bones.You hair you leave loose for once, artistically drawn past your ears, with their newly placed silver hoops. Just the faintest touches of makeup for effect, and you look like a modernized American hippy-girl with a sense of taste. Or maybe an art gallery owner.
>>1759822>[X] Dressy Blouse and Pants – feminine and beautiful!
>>1759967You run your hands along the crystals, which you pulled from Nowhere. Not nearly as difficult as it would have been to pull real gems and jewelry from there; the economy is destabilizing slower now, but it isn't recovering either. It's going to have a distinct impact on the spirit-children clans, who have relied on that stable economy for a long time now. They'll be okay for a while, but it won't be long before some start becoming desperate. Because of their connections to Chisato's Yakuza, Peta's people will not suffer nearly as badly.You suspect they're used to hardship.“Excuse me Er Yin-sensei, I need to borrow this.” You pick Kiku-chan up off the bed and carry her over to the dresser by her waist, much to Er Yin's amusement. Not, however, to any amusement on Kiku-chan's part.“I AM NOT AN OBJECT YOU IDIOT!”“That's nice dear,” you murmur soothingly as you set her down and then immediately blindfold her with a swath of satin. “Hold still and keep calm now, I don't want you ruining this, it's one of a kind.”She seethes, but keeps her temperature mostly stable. At least with her hair floating like this it's out of your way. Business Suit Beauty – always in style for you! Slinky Dress – low backs are in....er, off. Traditional Formal Festival – yukata and geta! Not-Quite Reverse Trap – such a cute dyke Yui would be jealous! Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!
>>1759974>[x] Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!I wanna see!Well, uh. Read.
>>1759974> Not-Quite Reverse Trap – such a cute dyke Yui would be jealous!So hard to choose
>>1759974>>1759982>>1759989>[x] Not-Quite Reverse Trap – such a cute dyke Yui would be jealous!>[x] Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!I see no conflict here.
>>1759974> Not-Quite Reverse Trap – such a cute dyke Yui would be jealous!> Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!
>>1759974> Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!
>>1759974>[X] Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!
>>1759974> Slinky Dress – low backs are in....er, off.
[XX] Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play![X] Not-Quite Reverse Trap – such a cute dyke Yui would be jealous!The hardest part is always her slender build. You lift her arms up and position them straight. “hold please.” she stays still despite the fuming, and you run your hands under her slightly developed breasts. Stupid Japanese physiology, always trying to make everyone a board. She suppresses a shudder as you tickle her slightly, then you take a black silk blouse and pull it over her head and arms. You lower her arms and then wrap a thin leather strap just underneath her breasts, and one just over them, this latter gathered slightly in two places to that it helps conform to her sorely lacking curves and gives her some shape. Not much, just enough.The blouse you split up the middle, up to the lower strap, and she yelps feeling the caress of your cool talon along her smooth belly. Trim, trim trim....you'll come back to that. Long sleeves, gathered at the wrists, cuffed with twinned leather straps – edge and cuff-to-sleeve. Oh, gold thread. Golden thread at the edges of the blouse in a non-pattered criss-cross set, but straight out from sleeve to edge of cuff in lesser amounts. White satin panties, of course, shimmery. You place a kiss upon them after putting them on her, and she shivers, much calmer now.Tight leather pants, with golden rivets, and tiny studs along both sides to capture the gold edging of the shimmery black silk blouse. “Let foot.” She lifts her left foot and you place a black leather, tight, ankle high boot over the sock, and repeat with the right. Pants get tucked this time, so the olden sheened inner leather edges of the boots can be glimpsed. Brass zippers with nice large loops, and “Feet down.” She seems nervous now, and you can't exactly blame her. You stand up and take the quartet of tails she sports. “Now, you have to let other people do their jobs this time. So I'm doing something you wouldn't ordinarily do, because you're a priestess. Tonight, you can be my priestess alone. All other duties are going to have to be on hold.”“....I will try, aniki,” she says doubtfully.
>>1759974> Noh Styled Oni-Chick – perfect for a noh play!>make it feminine the way she prefers
>>1760121Good enough. You wrap each 'tail' in golden lamé with black swatches – tiger striping with minimal black – and fasten them with small gold beads up top and larger, marble sized gold beads at the base. Then you run your hands through her hair, making total mess of her hair by adding just enough hot water to stiffen it; not uncomfortably for her, but to others it would look somewhat wild. Only the barest hit of golden tinted lip gloss and a faint brush of red along her eyelids. Then you pull small cloisonné oni mask in red, gold, and black out of your personal stash. Too small for most, but this outfit, it is perfect. Her pale skin and bright red hair match the rest of the outfit perfectly, and you take away the blindfold.With the straps to emphasize her breasts and the bared midriff and short hair to suggest her boyishness, it is her beautiful face and large golden eyes that make her entirely female. She stares for a long moment at her complete reversal from her normal role, her fingers tracing her bared belly and lower chest. “I....” she shakes her head awestruck by the transformation, and not displeased. In fact, you kind of suspect that she likes it a lot. It gives her a very female, aggressively female appearance, despite her boyish figure, and you think that has a lot to do with it.You hug her gently around the waist from behind. No words needed, just kisses and hugs. You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous. She could probably scare minor demons and entice perverse angels looking like that. Ask her to 'show' Er Yin, while you consult your niji-chans. Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting.
>>1760127> You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous.> Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting.
>>1760127>[X] You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous.
>>1760127>[x] You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous.>[x] She could probably scare minor demons and entice perverse angels looking like that.
>>1760172forgot to add >[X] Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting.to >>1760172
>>1760127>[x] You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous.>[x] Ask her to 'show' Er Yin, while you consult your niji-chans.
>>1760127> You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous.> Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting
>>1760127> Ask her to 'show' Er Yin, while you consult your niji-chans.> Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting.
>>1760127> She could probably scare minor demons and entice perverse angels looking like that.> Ask her to 'show' Er Yin, while you consult your niji-chans.> Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting.
>>1760127> Ask her to 'show' Er Yin, while you consult your niji-chans.
>>1760127> Tell her she can keep the outfit. And we can make her others in the same style, if she likes it.
[XXX] Tell her she can keep the outfit. Perhaps even for the Yakuza meeting.[XX] You suspect Yui and Akari will be quite jealous.[X] Ask her to 'show' Er Yin, while you consult your niji-chans.[x] She could probably scare minor demons and entice perverse angels looking like that.You nuzzle her softly, and bask in her confused pleasure. “I believe Yui-niji-chan and Akari-niji-chan will be quite jealous. You do make a cute oni-child looking like this, and they are the ones to show.” You look at her looking at you in the mirror, and smile brightly. “I would be honored if you would keep the outfit – though I suspect you will want your braids back. They won't detract from it at all, but this is thematically appropriate, hmm?”She nods slowly, looking at the leather and silk you've dressed her in, buttery and soft and smooth and soft, with a weight to it. “When did you make this, aniki?” Her voice is awestruck and soft, and Er yin laughs softly and she finishes her hair.“....about forty-five seconds ago? It's not that hard to improvise something for someone, if I have an idea of what I want.” She stares at you then looks at Er Yin, who seems to feel her attention. “I said absolutely nothing to her, Hougyoku-chan. She chose those things on her own.”You glance between them and roll back onto your heels. “I seem to be missing something here.”“Matagama Kiku was quite the deadly creature long before she was a priestess, Ryukusa-sama. What you have dressed her in, whatever it may be, hearkens back to those times before her exile into the Shrine of Forgotten Stones and Flowers. A part of her history returned to her, perhaps.” Er Yin stands, resplendent in silver and blue silk, her unseeing eyes fixed above your heads, her tail sliding though the deep plush of the carpeting. She smiles. “Even without words, I can hear how much she enjoys the outfit.”You nudge your priestess and warrior towards her master, and murmur softly, “You should wear this to our meeting with the Yakuza as well, in that case. Demons would run in fear, and kami of a peculiar bent would wish to be near you. Much like your loved ones. Though I would expect a great deal of attention from Akari-chan and Yui-chan. Speaking of which....” You gently push her towards Er Yin, and are surprised when she instead turns, and bows deeply before you. “I cannot repay you enough for this gift, Ryukusa-dono....I am proud to serve you as warrior and priestess alike.” She remains bowed until you run your hand through her mussed hair, caressing her horn.
>>1760323Steam is rising from her eyes, and you smile, shaking your head. “You are, to me, only Matagama Kiku, mother of my child, friend, lover, and wife. That you are my priestess and my warrior are not nearly as important as those things, though they are part of those things and always will be.” Leaning forward you kiss the top of her head and she finally rises, though she gives a second, quicker bow, departing from the presence of her kami.Dialing Akari's private number, she answers immediately, saying nothing. “I'm just checking in. We'll be leaving for the play soon, and I wanted to know where we should pick up tickets. You do have tickets for us, don't you?”A thoroughly pleased Akari replies immediately. “Yes, aniki. I hope your date went well. I told Kiki-hime that you would figure it out very quickly, but she was hoping it would remain a surprise.”“Oh, it was definitely a surprise. I'm planning a long talk about annoying greater kami, specifically Dragon Kami, and with much admonishment and possibly a spanking.” You overhear a muffled question from Yui. “No, she doesn't get to watch me spank her princess. Neither do you. You can watch me spank Yui though.” Akari giggles, that melodious, beautiful noise that you have come to treasure far more than any wealth. “There will be tickets at the booth for you, Kiku-sama, and Er Yin-sensei. Seats are already assigned, aniki, and I am sorry that you have to sit close to the middle.”“I'd already planned on it, and as long as we don't get put behind a smelly fat person we should be okay.” You hear Yui-chan's drawn out 'whaaaaa?' and stifle you own giggle. “I will look forward to seeing the hard work you have all done – all of it – and will be with you once again shortly, my niji-chans.” Yui's enthusiastic 'yes sir' in the distance and Akari's goodbye makes you shake your head.“Is all prepared for us, Ryukusa-sama?” You turn and the striking contrast the two make is strangely lovely, a dragon and her oni-dragon. And over-exaggerated version of you and Akari? Not really, but there are interesting similarities in the differences.“I'm afraid so. I hate to leave this lovely little world we have had this day, but the true world calls to us, and it will not stand being unanswered. A cab is fine too. Call for a ride from Chisato's people. Ask Er Yin if she would be willing to flay the three of you there. ….you have a stop to make on the way, so walking is fine. There is a bicycle rental place nearby – a tandem bike might be nice.
>>1760324>[x] Call for a ride from Chisato's people.Flaying sounds like an extreme method of transportation, even for Er Yin!
>>1760324> Call for a ride from Chisato's people.
Maybe we should ask to be brought a motor bike, with a side car?It would be a nice mean of transportation
>>1760324>[x] Call for a ride from Chisato's people.
>>1760324>[X] A cat is fine too.
>>1760354But who would get to ride behind Ryukusa?
>>1760425Probably Kiku. Er Yin's not used to the feeling of that kind of vehicle.a bike would be fun, still.>>1760402>Rie: "R-ryukusa what are you doing?"
>>1760451But it'd be fun to hear Er Yin's thoughts on that nice engine thrum while cuddled up behind Ryukusa as well!
[X] Call for a ride from Chisato's people.Dialing Chisato's number, she answers right away. She sounds much more chipper than she did last time, and you can hear Reiha explaining to Peta that no, she is not going to take her to the play because there are undoubtedly going to be certain police officers there, and considering what happened the last time she was let loose around officers of the law under no circumstances would she be going to the play. “Hey, Aoi-chan, how are you? I heard you had a date night coming up – got any special plans?” Her coy suggestiveness is about six hours too late, but well intentioned nonetheless.“A number of them, actually, and msot have been taken care of already. But I do need a little help with the last couple; I'm sure you've heard about Matagama Kiku's Noh Performance coming up....”“Man, who hasn't, Aoi-chan! I mean, this is one of those once in a lifetime things!”….she has no idea, even though she does.“Well, I need a lift for myself, Kiku-chan, and Er Yin-sensei. Just there – we'll make other arrangements to return home, most likely.” You consider. “Might want to make it fairly nice looking, it would be kind of strange if three hot chicks stepped out of a ratty van.”“Oh, two big gals and a tyke, huh? I think I can find something.”“That 'tyke' turned your eyeballs inside out and let you see the real world, and can curse you into next week.”“....so, the nice young later and her big friends, got it. I'll have someone there in about fifteen minutes.”“Oh, you might also want to look in on the toy shop on the way to the Love Hotel Hill, the one run by the older fellow. He's been having some problem, though the two he was having trouble with won't be bothering anyone ever again.”She sighs. “He's really gettin' on fuckin' my nerves, Aoi-chan. Can't you just 'sassinate him or somethin'?”“Sure, but the fallout will tear the city apart much sooner than you'll want it to. Using someone for leverage, like, say, Kiki-hime, will end very badly for everyone involved. Except Kiki-hime.”“Uhhh....that there is a very good point, and I will forget I ever saidf anything. Ah, so, you'll have someone at the hotel soon! Which hotel are you at.”“Oh, you know it. We slept together a lot here.”“Hey now, don't be giving your friend th' wrong idea, I was perfectly polite!”You bite back the playful rejoinder that you want to give her, the poignancy of it far too strong. “They know nothing happened, don't worry. You have that date to speak with your uncle?”“Yeah....he's kind of annoyed an' all, but he's going to be there.”“It will be short and sweet, and things will work out, Chi-chan. You can trust me on that. These things are pretty cut and dried when the big guns are all tucked nicely away.”
>>1760544The relief in her voice is nice to hear. “Thanks Aoi-chan. Peta-chan sends her fox-heads for you! Ciao!”“Bye bye, Chi-chan. Mwah!” Snickering laughter in the background tell you Peta-chan overheard.Kiku-chan gives you a bland look. “Tyke, Ryukusa-dono?”“Hey, I'd hesitate to leave you in a room alone with her, you know, if you weren't the second scariest thing in this room.” She considers and then nods calmly. You relax, thankful that Er Yin has been petting the oni-dragonette. Placing the collected treasures, toys and bags and place them Nowhere is a quick process; you Er Yin to do that duty because if things become complicated she will be the best to retrieve them. It isn't long before you are called by the front desk to the lobby, and you leave the room....mostly undamaged, anyways. You thank the hostess, who politely welcomes you to return, and it's a touch of pain that you know this building may not even be standing in six months. The drive there is steady and quick, mostly because Hachiro is driving, rather than Chisato, and you get the lowdown on the great effects the combined teams of Yakuza thugs and Nogitsune-child rogues are having in the plans to prepare for what they have affectionately termed “Ryukusageddon”. You don't even begin to try quashing that one – it would only make things so much worse.You arrive at the Setagaya Public Theater, and the crowd is quite amazing. There are a wide variety of people, from idol-happy fan-girls and -boys, to well to do families, to what are clearly Yakuza, to staid kimono wearing old-timers. The Three of you look hardly out of place.The person who DOES loom out of place, and waves at you with a wide grin, is a middle aged man wearing an “I Heart Harajuku” sweater over his fine jacket, portly, sitting at one of the outside tables and draining a massive mug of beer. Your heart goes cold in your chest and Kiku-chan immediately lays a hand on your hip. “Aniki?”You slow your heart, and smile at him, as he waves you over again. It's obvious he's using a lot of power to simply not appear to anyone, or he might be using it to make you focus on him. Regardless, it's clear Kiku-chan and Er Yin, who is listening carefully, have not noticed him. He's not armed, at least visibly, so that's one possibly good thing but it might not matter.You're really not quite sure what Susano-Oh would be doing at Kiku's debut performance, but who knows? He might be a fan.>To Be Continued....
>>1760553Thanks for running!I'm definitely looking forward to the play. This could be fun. Or scary.
Thank you for reading and playing. I apologize for the slow posts, but they were voluminous. I hope to run tomorrow, as well.
>>1760568Thanks for running XS. This is gonna be interesting regardless of how it goes. Looking forward to the next thread,
>>1760568Thanks for running!The posts were just fine, don't worry.So, Susano-Oh in person...Not sure if I want to bring up the topic, but I wonder what he thinks of his daughter's situation. Probably don't care much, but you never know.
Thanks for writingLooking forward to tomorrow
>>1760553>>1760568Thanks for running, wonder if people up there are getting impatient?
>>1760568I'm having a party tomorrow so will probably miss most of it, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes!
>>1760590Enjoy your party, anon. Have a drink for me.
So, who think Peta will show up anyway?
>>1760553This seems like an appropriate twist in the situation. I wonder how interacting with him directly will influence the energies he must spend to remain not noticed?
>>1760653That is an excellent question....
>>1760656I assume it wouldn't be too large an increase, so long as our immediate company is keyed in?
>>1760662Void Eyes will give you a clue (yes it will be in the first vote).
With that, I must sleep, though as always i keep an eye on the threads for further answering of questions. and the odd comment here and there.