Stage 166: The Broken Star.You're not very well put together, really. It's not something that a demigod is supposed to admit, even in private to themselves, but you were never much of one for false modesty. Having a mother who could ferret out the truth even without Fire Eyes would do that to anyone. You're also not much of a liar, though you can conceal the truth very well; again, your mother's talents at play. The issue, of course, is that you're fairly high strung at the best of times, and since time is slowed to a truly Yomi-like crawl of foreverness, this is not the best of times. Your Daimyo has placed you in a position of extreme awkwardness, and she is planning on enjoying your discomfiture to the fullest if you allow it. Though it is less a matter of 'allow' than 'put together some kind of plan that will let you get out of this without insulting a Yakuza bodyguard, your Daimyo, or making a fool out of yourself.' The latter you are pretty good at avoiding, usually.Ryuu Ryukusa is standing next to her seated priestess, who is dressed in a beautifully outrageous yet utterly perfect oni-girl costume that bares an awful amount of skin for the teenager she looks like. Her seat is behind you, while she is standing in front of yours. Her is also occupied by one of the bodyguards for the chief of Yakuza operations in this district, a man by the name of Shinkai Yamada. You were informed Ryukusa would be seated next to him, but neglected to take that into account when she cleverly inserted herself between you and Kiku-sama.You know she planned it. And you suspect this is why she planned it. The question remains, how can you work around it? Because the gleam in her sapphire Dragon's Eyes tells you that she is very much interested in seeing how you cope with having her svelte, toned body pressed up against yours, especially with her perfect, firm breasts, and those soft silk, the glittering jewels of her eyes fixed on yours....
>>1829483Your heart is racing and you can feel your blood perilously close to burning its way free of you yet again. The lightheaded rush of excitement and shame that swirls around you must be palpable to the woman who is the reincarnation of the Demon Kamuy That Chases the Gods, Poronitne Kamuy, known to your Japanese friends as Ame-no-Horobi-no-Mikado, the God of Destruction. Because her wicked smile is only becoming more wicked.You were very much not cut out for this sort of thing!>Inau-kun may only select one choice, though write ins are accepted as always. Inau's choice of “Listen to the Whispers” is an option that allows her to literally hear the voices of the kami and kamuy around her, aiding her in her decisions and informing her of their desires (which may or may not coincide with hers or those of her new clan). Buy some time while you have the chance, you can ask the Yakuza to vacate her seat for her. Steel yourself for the upcoming battle, you should be the one to take the first step towards your Daimyo. Let the leader of your clan make the first move, because you're close to blowing a gasket already. Ah....well, you see....ummm....yes, this is a problem....such a nice body, so feminine.... Listen to the Whispers.
Twitter: @XsQuestmistressPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1806346/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 is much lessl 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.Shinkai Yamada is 5' 7” and is straight.Shinkai Mikurabe is 5' 2” (without heels) and is probably straight.
>>1829488>[x] Steel yourself for the upcoming battle, you should be the one to take the first step towards your Daimyo.Like ripping off a band-aid.
Hi XS! Hope you are alright>>1829488> Steel yourself for the upcoming battle, you should be the one to take the first step towards your Daimyo.
>>1829488> Steel yourself for the upcoming battle, you should be the one to take the first step towards your Daimyo.Hey XS, hope you get better soon.
>>1829488> Steel yourself for the upcoming battle, you should be the one to take the first step towards your Daimyo.
>>1829488>[X] Listen to the Whispers.
>>1829488Ryukusa time!>[x] Buy some time while you have the chance, you can ask the Yakuza to vacate her seat for her.
Man I'm pretty late>>1829488> Ah....well, you see....ummm....yes, this is a problem....such a nice body, so feminine....
[X] Steel yourself for the upcoming battle, you should be the one to take the first step towards your Daimyo.You know she can't hear your heartbeat, but you know just as well that she can probably – no, she can definitely – feel the blood surging through your veins.It takes an effort to calm your heart, because you're not used to feeling like this. Oh, you've been hunted before, you've faced dangerous animals, dangerous spirit-children, and even though you haven't really fought many until you met Ryukusa and her tight-knit family of strange girls and lovely people, you've had your share of worrying confrontations. Even youkai-children don't really instill a lot of fear in you, though they can scare you and make you feel threatened.No one makes you feel like Ryukusa does, because no one has ever made you feel like the prey before.Reminding yourself that you are a precious person to her – you have a piece of black jewelry, after all, similar to those her wives bear – you step forward, moving closer to her. She moves only an instant after you do, easily turning to the side as you approach her. You follow her lead, turning your back to the stage and facing her, as she slides past you. Your breasts press against her, the softness of her body shocking, and you feel her right hand stroke your hip lightly, fingers gentle and careful.As you expected, her dark, beautiful eyes fix upon yours, the soft glow of Amaterasu-Okami's touch upon her cheeks shimmering as you squeeze past one another. Your heart seizes times seems to stop as she closes those oceanic eyes and draws a slow, deep scent of you. When her eyes open the spark with mischief and love. “Congratulations....I'll ask Kiki-hime to make red bean paste for you and Shoko.”….oh sweet Kamuy, she can smell innocence!
>>1829664Oh dear, remember this is a place where we don't want blood spilled Ryukusa!
>>1829664Your heart bounds and the blood rushes to your head and she slips past you, her left hand lightly catching your fingers, the barest suggestion of holding your hand. Swallowing heavily, you try and tame your heart, but it's impossible. Just as you feel your body giving way, the pressures inside too much to ear, you feel her calm, her warmth, the touch of her hand upon your heart, your blood.Sitting is a process, because you have to remember how to make everything work properly rather than just collapsing in a heap in your seat. Kiku-sama is kind enough to keep you from making a fool out of yourself by folding the seat down for you, and you thank her absently, lightly covering your mouth and nose to pinch the potential nosebleed off despite Ryukusa-sama's power.You hear her voice, and open your eyes, on her....her....her leg, yes, that is a good word for where your eyes eye. A safe word. She's politely asking the Yakuza to vacate her seat, firm but polite, showing her ticket and everything. The tensions of the Yakuza bodyguards spike instantly, prompting you to turn and look to Kiku-chan, who is as alert and ready for violence, though she shows no tension at all. Yours is hidden under the pretense of needing a tissue. Ask Kiku-sama for a tissue, she you'll give her the locations of the hunters they have here. Sit back and tilt your head back a bit, that will give you a chance to look around. See if you can get a brochure from Kiku-sama, and pull a weapon from Your Sleeve while doing so. Watch Ryukusa at work, it will be most educational and set a standard to live up to. Listen to the Whispers.
>>1829676>[x] Ask Kiku-sama for a tissue, she you'll give her the locations of the hunters they have here.
>>1829676> Sit back and tilt your head back a bit, that will give you a chance to look around.What do our demigod eyes see?
>>1829676>listen to the whispers
>>1829676> Watch Ryukusa at work, it will be most educational and set a standard to live up to.Also because Inau clearly isn't done ogling Ryukusa
>>1829676> Watch Ryukusa at work, it will be most educational and set a standard to live up to.
>>1829676>[x] Watch Ryukusa at work, it will be most educational and set a standard to live up to.
I'd be very surprised if the yakuza goons actually end up resorting to violence here, if anything they're likely to be called to heel by their boss.
>>1829676> Ask Kiku-sama for a tissue, she you'll give her the locations of the hunters they have here.Can't be only passive
>>1829676>[X] Listen to the Whispers.
[X] Watch Ryukusa at work, it will be most educational and set a standard to live up to.“Sorry, false alarm.” Kiky-sama looks at you, smiling, her mask an utter lie to you, but the perfect face of an angelic smile to anyone else. “Allergies?” she asks politely, giving you the assistance you need to fake....well, fake needing a tissue.“The wind kicked up a lot of pollen I think,” you tell her, her golden eyes looking towards you but seeing everything around and behind you. She nods with that beatific and utterly false smile.Er Yin-sama speaks up. “I can give you something for that, if you like,” she says solicitously, meaning every word of it. You know she is aware of the ruse, but unlike Kiku-sama she means that if you need help with your problem, she is willing to assist.“I think it's congenital, to be honest. If I get too hot or the air is too wet, I have problems with them. Coming from the mountains as I do, the trees are a lot more thick and protective, while the land is more rocky. The clouds are beautiful though.” You lean back, and turn to watch Ryukusa as Kiku-sama nods with bright, aware eyes. Er Yin-sama smiles and inclines her head though.“Too much Yang? That is a problem. Still, I know a few techniques that might help.” Kiku-sama's tail is curled around the leg of the....not necessarily older woman but taller woman, and she is writing on her leg, informing her of everything she is observing. Thanking Er Yin-sama, you reassure her there is little to be done about it.For your part, watching Ryukusa is extremely educational. So far she hasn't made any threats or used any of her powers; she simply smiles winsomely – and you can see there is some sincerity there, unlike Kiku-sama's expression. Her apology is even realistic.“I do apologize, but as the show is sold out, there really isn't anywhere for met o go, you see?” The redheaded man pulls his sleeve back, purposefully showing his tattoo as he glares up at Ryukusa, reaching for his wallet. He pulls it out and she gentle, almost kindly admonishes him. “Do I look like someone who needs your money, sir?” Her expression hasn't changed at all, and her tone of voice isn't threatening, it's almost...pitying, gentle and soft.
>>1829824You have no idea how this man isn't trying to crawl into a corner of his seat screaming, really, but he seems more annoyed than irate. “I really have no intention of hurting Yamada-sama at all; we're both here to see Kumatori Kiki, and he's a quite famous person in his own right. It would be foolish of me to try anything with seven other bodyguards around. He's quite well known where I am from as a man of the highest integrity and a very valuable member of society.” Shinkai Yamada turns to look at Ryukusa with interest, placing his hand on the bodyguard's arm to forestall him saying anything. “You know Kiki-sama?” he asks with interest.“Well, everyone does, really, but I am much better acquainted with her father's business; the Hojo Group has been very generous with giving my family a share of the business proceedings,” she says without even batting an eyelid or altering her smile more than a tiny bit. “I''m also very well acquainted with some of the people she works with, and I can certainly arrange a face to face meeting, if you're interested in one....” She tips Yamada a wink, and his wife leans over, whispering in his ear, and looking up at Ryukusa-sama speculatively.The thug relaxes too, and glances at his boss, unhappy but willing to obey his orders. As he stands Ryukusa smiles at him brightly. “You're very understanding, and I appreciate your courtesy.” The nuances in her tone make the words seem like they should be an insult, but the bodyguard just looks disgusted and makes a 'tch' sound as he works his way past his boss.The part that scares you the most is that not one word was a lie.
>>1829828She settles down, tugging her pants into place and you relax as the hunters do, giving a glance to Kiku-sama, who is speaking quietly with her lover, explaining that the seat is perfect and no one unpleasant is sitting in front of them. you haven't quite got the parlance down, but you suspect that she's explaining who to really watch out for.Ryukusa-sama explains that she's looking forward to arranging that meeting, and exchanges cell phone numbers with Yamada-sama and his wife, complimenting them on their lovely outfits and sharp attire, and how she would be happy to direct them to some very unique fashion designers. In the course of five minutes she's already wormed her way into the good graces of one of Chisato's worst enemies and promised to let him meet with her wife....as if it won't be on opposite sides of a Yakuza clan territory dispute in a day or two that they'll meet again. Take a deep breath or three and relax, since the danger is somewhat less imposing. You have about ten minutes before the play starts, it would be good to get some water for everyone. Ask Kiku-sama in Ainu if this is is common with Ryukusa, that seemed far too simple and easy. Tell Er Yin-sama in Ainu that yes, you'll happily allow her to assist you if it means less panic attacks like the one you just had. Listen to the Whispers
>>1829831>[x] You have about ten minutes before the play starts, it would be good to get some water for everyone.Helpful!And very smoothly handled.
>>1829831> Take a deep breath or three and relax, since the danger is somewhat less imposing.
>>1829831> Tell Er Yin-sama in Ainu that yes, you'll happily allow her to assist you if it means less panic attacks like the one you just had.
>>1829831>[x] Tell Er Yin-sama in Ainu that yes, you'll happily allow her to assist you if it means less panic attacks like the one you just had.
I mean, we do need Inau at her best in this potentially critical time, it only makes sense to try Er Yin's help
>>1829831> You have about ten minutes before the play starts, it would be good to get some water for everyone.
>>1829831>[X] Listen to the WhispersGod dammit I want to see the whispers.
>>1829831>whispersthis will never happen
[X] Tell Er Yin-sama in Ainu that yes, you'll happily allow her to assist you if it means less panic attacks like the one you just had.“i honestly do not know how you can do this so easily, Silver Dragonette, Flame Dragonette. If you can lower hot blood enough to prevent me from having panic attacks like that, I would be grateful.” Er Yin-sama smiles sympathetically, clearly understanding your distress.“You seem to be very calm and collected, Daughter of Prayersticks. I do not think that it can be called panic when you were attentive and controlled when you needed to be.” She looks up at you earnestly. “As time goes on it will be less frightening, and you will feel more confident in your ability to assist Poronitne-chan in her duties. She has great confidence and faith in your abilities and relies on them already.”Shaking your head, you look between them both. “You may sday that, butnit is difficult to convince myself I am a worthwhile addition to your clan. I feel as though my mother made a mistake in sending me and not another. I feel – I am weak in comparison to all of you.” You really aren't whining, just stating a fact.“We really aren't the measure you should judge yourself by,” Ryukusa comments mildly, “considering that the three of us were raised almost from birth to be what we are. If anything, Iam envious of your honest nature, and am constantly in awe of your willingness to place yourself in danger for the ones I love.” All three of you turn to look at Ryukusa, whose precise enunciation of your native tongue is flawless. She looks back at the three of you non-plussed. “I said I preferred to learn the language from a native, not that I was incapable of learning by memorizing textbooks.”
Kiku-sama's Temper flares and she opens her mouth to shout, but she tenses and her eyes go wide as Er Yin-sama lightly caresses her hair. And also traps the Fire Dragonette's tail between the floor and the heel of her shoe. “Idiot dragonette, when did you learn to speak that?”“While you and Er Yin were sleeping. I don't sleep much at the best of times, no matter how much you tired me out.” You feel lightheaded again. “What did you mean by the air getting to hot or wet causing you trouble? Those were euphemisms, I know.” Annnnnd now you're blushing, because she's laying her hand on yours and looking at you with that lazy cat look, that 'I'm not going to eat you right now, you can tell me anything and I'll eat you all up later' look. Tell your Daimyo the whole truth about your nature, even though it's a dangerous weakness. You really shouldn't tell someone this dangerous, it could very well come back to haunt you later. Promise – knowing full well what it means to do so – to explain to her in private, at length. You might be a terrible liar, but you are very good at omitting truths. Listen to the Whispers!
>>1830066> Promise – knowing full well what it means to do so – to explain to her in private, at length.
>>1830066>[x] Promise – knowing full well what it means to do so – to explain to her in private, at length.
>>1830066> Promise – knowing full well what it means to do so – to explain to her in private, at length.Not the place
>>1830066>[X] Listen to the Whispers!!!
>>1830066> Listen to the Whispers!That exclamation point has me intrigued, and makes me think the spirits have something very important to say.Also, Ryukusa you sneaky dragon, good move
>>1830066>[x] Listen to the Whispers!Alright, anons convinced me.
Poor spirits its going to turn out they are trying to warn us about something and we just keep chatting with Ryu.
Also promising the god of destruction you will tell it your weakness when it already outclasses you so much does not seem to cunning for a hunter.
>>1830066> Listen to the Whispers!
>>1830084Hmm alright I'll change then> Listen to the Whispers!
>>1830066>listen to the whispers.damn touch screen.
>>1830066> Promise – knowing full well what it means to do so – to explain to her in private, at length.>>1830122>>1830126>>1830127>>1830107>>1830100>>1830097>>1830118The Whispers are just a red herring to distract us from what is important, guys.
>>1830166You're a red herring.
>>1830166I'm sure we'll be able to have the discussion later even if we don't make the promise for it here!
>>1830166We will see soon enough but there was an exclamation mark.
>>1830166I don't think XS does red herrings. While not heeding the whispers probably wouldn't doom us, listening to them will be at least a little fruitful
[X] Listen to the Whispers!You lower your head slightly, brow furrowing. Not because you are thinking hard – or rather, not precisely because you are thinking hard – but because you need a few seconds to pay attention to the Voices Inside Your Head. They're not actually voices, per se, nor are they a form of schizophrenia. They're not precisely kamuy either. You close your eyes and the world ceases to move around you, time halting as the Mikoto Yukar, the epic of your soul is laid out before you. You listen with your being, feeling the whispers of your soul against your mind, though your heart: kotodama, words of soul. You fear Ryukusa not because she is powerful – she is – or because she is dangerous – she is – but because she is at once everything you wished to be, and everything you feared becoming. Not a deity, not a god, no. You are demigod, and so is she. She might have more power, but she is still mortal (mostly). No, you fear and stand in awe of her for quite a different reason, one she has trouble acknowledging on her own, much less about herself.Ryukusa isn't really a dragonette, or a demigod, or a spirit-child. Those things are part of what she is, more than anything else. No, what you find distressing, so frightening, so awe-inspiring is something quite a bit more fundamental. Something she has a hard time seeing because of how the Japanese look at people like her, and even more because of how she looks at herself.She is a woman.It is such a simple thing to dismiss many of the things she does as part of her nature. Her grace, her poise, her quick thinking, her ability to maneuver through social situations so easily. Of her own people, only one of them sees her more as a woman than anything else, and that is the Princess herself, Ryukusa's First Wife.Naturally a young person like yourself, taken from a very spiritualist and richly nuanced culture and raised in a nearly all male military base with Japanese culture and Japanese social structure would be confused, fitted to a mold that never suits you, yet adapting because the hunter blends in with their prey. So when you find your destiny entangled with another demigod who not only desires other women, but acts in every way like the woman you wish you could become or could marry (depending on your situation at any given moment) naturally you would be afraid and awestruck by her.
>>1830299In truth, your weakness is exaggerated by her presence because she is strongest in the element you are weakest to, and even stronger against the other element you are weak to. Like the tide she overwhelms you by her very nature, and her nature is even more complemented by her sex.And by understanding this truth about yourself, you understand that it is not Poronitne Kamuy or Ame-no-Horobi-no-Mikoto you fear, or even Ryukusa you fear. You're just afraid you could never measure up to the woman before you, either as a man or as a woman. And with that realization comes another.Ryukusa admires you.She admires you!You blink and look into those sapphire eyes, curious, gentle, calm, understanding. You smile and your heart beats evenly and steadily, and your blush is soft and warm, not the overwhelming rush it usually is. She looks at you with gentle confusion, and smiles a little more. “Something, Inau-kun?”“....honestly, aniki....I think I'll be just fine.”>End Inau-kun's Chapter.You blink mildly and lean over, kissing Inau-kun on the forehead softly, which she lowers her head to receive. Surprisingly she also doesn't suffer a near aneurysm from the light kiss, and she relaxes a whole bunch. Behind you, Shinkai Yamada is speaking softly with his wife, who is somewhat excited by the opportunity to meet Kumatori Kiki in person, though you can tell Yamada is hiding things – and not the least of those is an awareness of the Hojo Group's true nature and their connections with Clan Ryo and the Kaga Clan. No, he didn't outright say anything, but Water Eyes is very effective in gathering information. All things considered, Akari is going to get more than a commendation the next opportunity you have to give her more than commendations. Of course, right now you have a peculiarly calm and very happy Inau-kun at your mercy. And this time she seems perfectly fine with that. You would still like some kind of explanation though. Well....that's good? Well, it is good of course, but you were worried there. If she says so. Now, about her date; you want to know about that! Well, you do worry about your friends, and she's a bit more than that for you. ….maybe you blew her mind? She doesn't seem particularly possessed or anything.
>>1830302> Well, you do worry about your friends, and she's a bit more than that for you.> Now, about her date; you want to know about that!
>>1830302Aww, less teasing response potentially is a pity. But overall an optimal outcome!>[x] Well, you do worry about your friends, and she's a bit more than that for you.>[x] If she says so. Now, about her date; you want to know about that!
>>1830302>[X] Well....that's good? Well, it is good of course, but you were worried there.>[X] If she says so. Now, about her date; you want to know about that!Mmm the characters in this quest have always been too lovable and teaseable.
>>1830302> Well....that's good? Well, it is good of course, but you were worried there.Also, thanks whispers, that really was helpful.
>>1830302>>1830313SupportingNice to see Inau getting more comfortable
>>1830364hope its permanent and Ryu can't seem to understand why she's not bleeding to death anymore.
>>1830383Clearly Ryukusa will have to keep ramping up the teasing until it returns once againInau needs to watch out
[x] Well....that's good? Well, it is good of course, but you were worried there.[XXX] Well, you do worry about your friends, and she's a bit more than that for you.[XX] Now, about her date; you want to know about that!>Removed: If she says so.Leaning back in the seat you cross your legs – thank the kami this theater has some actual leg room, you are Er Yin would be in, like, the Hell of Being Ground Into A Short Person Because You Overstepped Your Bounds (note to self, make sure that isn't a real Hell, because kamidmanit you don't need to be giving Enma-Oh ideas!) – and you rest your head on your palm as you rest your elbow on the seat. It requires some unusual positioning, but you're flexible. “I guess i'm glad to hear that, because it looked and sounded like you were having some issues....you're certain you're okay?”She is still blushing, but it's a warm, natural blush, nothing indicative of her usual high blood pressure. “I am certain, Ryukusa-san. I will be all right, really.”You look at her seriously, though you are still smiling. “I do worry about people I care about – it's kind of the point of having people I care about, you know? So, if you say you're okay, I'll believe you, unless I get proof otherwise. All right?” She nods, looking you in the eyes, and utterly convinced of your sincerity.Kiku-chan looks yup at Er Yin, and asks – pointedly – if the reason someone worries is because they have people to care about?Er Yin-sensei gives her a soft, 'hush, dear' and strokes her horns.You blatantly ignore both of them, the brats. One date and they're worse than a pair of old maids, you swear. "I worry about my friend enough as it is, and you are somewhat more than just a friend,” you remind her, making her blush even hotter, as you lightly caress her ear, the black coral ear-cuff with the delicate carving of a hunter goddess on it shining in the theater lights.“I won't ask you not to worry about me, Ryukusa-san; I like that you concern yourself with me.It reminds me that I am loved and admired.” She got through that with only a deep blush, which is kind of flattering, because it means she things that highly of you, to power through her usual issues to tell you that. “Well in that case....” you lean to the side, looking into her pretty blue eyes, and that catches Er Yin's and Kiku-chan's attention as well. “Why don't you tell me all about that date you had with Shoko that ended so well, pretty please? I want to hear all the lovely details.” Gore is not a word you want inau-kun to associate with love, really. Sure, you claw and get stabbed by people you love, but those are pretty special cases.That makes Inau-kun blush deeply, her throat and ears turning pink as well. She looks down and squirms in her seat.“If you insist, Ryukusa-sama....” she says hesitantly, but pleased you're asking.“Oh, heaven yeah, I totally insist!”>To Be Continued....
>>1830509Thanks for running XS! Hope your doing better.
Thank you for reading and playing. Once again, I apologize for having to cut it shorter than I would like. I do have plans, both involving the 'date tale', Shinkai, and the play, but between my damaged lungs and the brown air outside, I just can't manage any more today.But nothing is worse, so I call it a win. I will stay a short while for questions, and as always look back in on the thread if others appear later.Incidentally, congratulations on helping Inau-kun with her weakness.Obviously, the two elements she is weak to are Water and Fire.
>>1830509Thanks for running!
>>1830527So since demigods have three elements, that means she's Wood, Void, and Stone?Also would Inau like to get more in touch with femininity in the future, or is she comfortable with how she's currently presenting herself? That part I had trouble understanding.
>>1830527Thanks for running! There were plenty of words this day.
>>1830527It was a great PV it reminded me we don't know a lot about many of the characters in the story still other than their feeling. A lot of mysteries still left.
>>1830548Yes, that is correct. Inau's confusion stems from the fact that she means to present as masculine, but knows she is not only female, but that she's always liked females anyways. While in her birth culture this isn't necessarily a problem, in Japanese culture is a mess. She is less confused because she realizes that the people who care about her don't care how she presents or what kind of person she is - she's Inau-kun, their own Tokei Isusangi, and they love her. So, hence the update to the Character Sexuality Roster.
>>1830527Thanks for running XS.
Good thread, I was worried about going with the whispers but we pushed that big red button at just the right time, it seems.
>>1831881Also, I was wondering how "Inau-kun" came to be her nickname, I don't see how Inau fully parses from her actual name. But then, I know jack all about the Japanese language.
>>1831889It actually comes from one of her mother's various names.