Your party continues walking toward the horizon with single minded purpose, heading towards whatever future Ukitake and his Shinigami Academy promises for you. It took a short time for him to earn the trust of the others, who had viewed his silence on the topic of their home's destruction as typical of the arrogance and entitlement in the capital. Aside from Katta, the mutters of discontent behind you had continued for what you estimate to be an hour before you turned and snarled at them to respect the man who was giving them a future.As your students cowered, you stormed ahead of the group to calm your fury... Only for Juushiro to win their loyalty with offerings of some kind of coloured ball candy. Like a true big brother he waited until you had stopped scowling before handing you yours.With sugar racing throughyour blood and the joys of a seemingly neverending summer's day everyone's spirits seemed to lift. Inpu again reminded you how unreliable your sense of time is as he described days of conversation and tours to Juushiro. Only a handful stick in your memory, soon the boy is completely enamoured by Nion as she boasts to him about all manner of victories.Katta seems to be enjoying the company of the giant Gronamura. The odd couple looking upon the surroundings and quietly conversing about the beauty of it all; despite only having discussed violence and alcohol previously - it seems your giant is somewhat of a botanist.Which leaves you to stand beside Juushiro in good company at the forefront of your little column. There is seemingly no other travellers on the roads, nor a landmark in any shape or form. Your brother just seems to know where he's going with no concerns.That means it is time to engage in your greatest challenge. Small Talk.> Ask Juushiro what he's thinking about> Ask Juushiro if he has any friends in the capital> Ask Juushiro about Betty> Write-In
>>1935990>Write inTalk about the weatherThe peak of small talk
>>1935990>> Ask Juushiro what he's thinking about
>>1935990>> Ask Juushiro if he has any friends in the capital
>>1935997>>1936006>>1936010Every Damn Time.
>>1936041> Ask Juushiro what he's thinking aboutNot today
>>1936066>>1936054>>1936010>>1936006>>1935997Called, will write in a second.
>>1936066>>1936054>>1936010>>1936006>>1935997In the middle of on eof the many occasions you find yourself noticing just how much bigger Juushiro is than you, which considering you're 6"2 stature is quite unnerving, you decide to ruin this silence with the plague that is your excellent social skills, "So... nice weather we're having."He blinks quickly as if you've shaken him from a reverie, "Oh sorry Suka-chan I was thinking about something else. I guess I'm not used to being sociable outside of a tavern...""Well, what were you thinking about?" You prod, trying not to think of how much you'd rather have some liquid courage before continuing to talk about anything not Godly or martial."Well, I've not walked this path in a long time. Since I usually just shunpo back home in just under a day, I don't get to see the sights." He gives you a smile, "So I'm not sure if the building I'm sensing is just odd or suspicious.""Why would it be suspcious?" You count, thinking that a tavern or inn would be welcome on a journey as long as the one ahead."Because this road is very quiet. There's so much empty space between districts on this route." He pauses as if waiting for oyu to interject. Honestly, it's nice he's trying to help you learn but leading you on like some kind of toddler is just pissing you off."And the areas between districts are dangerous for badnitry or monster attacks. Since the shinigami barely police the districts nevermind the many stretches of countryside in between." Katta chimes in from your other side. Seems Gronamura has fell back to speak with Nion and Inpu while the black haired swordsman joined this conversation."Yes, with that said it does seem weird." You frown. "Maybe someone powerful like Mother retired here?"Juushiro's face cringes when you say that and you remember they're not supposed to retire. "Now that you've said that, I am duty bound to at least glance in." He sighs.> Well maybe they'll have sake> Maybe we can spar there> We could give it a pass> Write-In
>>1936266>> Well maybe they'll have sake
>>1936266> Well maybe they'll have sake
>>1936292>>1936294>>1937479Writing soon.Warhammer and other stuff overran.
>>1936292>>1936294>>1937479"Well maybe they'll have sake." You offer with a smile, an unreturned smile from the usually cheerful Juushiro."Or maaaaybe they'll have cut boys." Nion interjects. All of you turn to face her as she hangs off of Katta's arm like some kind of toddler with a parent, despite both being the same height it does make her look younger. "Who're we talking about.""Hey! Looks like some kind of building about a half hour walk!" Inpu calls from atop a bunch of boulders. Gronamura looks on with hands ready to catch the boy if he takes a tumble from the precarious perch - but he's surefooted as ever. "Might be some kind of shop. It has a sign, but I can't read." "One more thing to work on." Juushiro mutters before adopting his almost trademark smile, "Let's see what they have to offer shall we-"~~~~"Welcome to Okami Dragon!" A towering moustachiod figure bellows. The man bows as sharply as humanly possible multiple times to each of you in turn, butting you in mind of a metal concert as opposed to a prim and proper host. In fact with his crazy sideburns maybe he was in one. "Famous across soul society. Visited by shinigami! Our hot springs are renowned across the land." "Some hot sptings!" Gronamura says rubbing his hands together.You can practically feel the leer of Inpu on your back while Juushiro and yourself bow in return to the proprieter, your not shy about your body.... but you're not sure if you trust the intentions of the brute and youngster in your party, "I haven't been to a spring since... well I don't remember when I last went.""It sounds very refreshing." Juushiro says as the two perverts mutter behind you."Are the baths unisex or divided?" Inpu asks excitedly tipping his hand far too early.Nion bonks him on the back of the head and rolls her eyes at you. "Please say divided.""You are our first customers! So you have the whole place to yourselves." He announces, "We will give you big discount if you tell your friends!"> Nii-San please make sure nobody intrudes on my modesty> I'm not sure we can afford this even with a discount> Nion let's hit the pool> Write-In
Well I was playing CAH with most of the guys who'd be voting... I'll try and update tomorrow but family stuff will probably stop me from doing too much.
>>1938463>> Nion let's hit the pool
>>1939917>>1939805"I'm sure our lieutenant can spring for a small break." You tease, linking arms with Nion in as exxagerated a manner as possible. "Where are the female pools, Mr...""Ah Mr Jun Madam." He says bowing again to you all, almost compulsively, "You can pick up your robes and towels on the right after the fern plant... then continue straight until you reach the pool."Nion looks confused, her face scrunching up."Thank You." You respond with a bow, Juushiro waves to you seemingly oblivious to the other two plotting behind him as you walk off.> Alright Nion, what is it?> Nion you don't seem too excited about this> I hope you weren't thinking improper thoughts about Juushiro> Write-In
>>1939988>> I hope you weren't thinking improper thoughts about Juushirobulli
>>1939988>> Alright Nion, what is it?
>>1943512>>1940183>>1939997Called. Thanks to this tiebreaker I totally didn't request.
>>1943512>>1940183>>1939997You follow the directions to a small antechamber, where a single towel and white fluffy robe apiece have been left lying by the bamboo esque door to the pool. The whole time the usually chatty Nion has been totally silent, which gets on your nerves more than her bashedly hiding herself while the two of you got undressed."Alright Nion, what is it?" You confront with hands on hips, refusing to let this awkwardness go on further."It's N-nothing...." She stammers pointedly looking at the floor and standing behind the fern as if she were Eve. "It's how God made us Nion. There's nothing to be embarressed about unless you're mind is filled with lust."You recite as you reach up to undo the tie on your long hair. "If it's an appearance thing I think you got me beat on the look front.""Shut up! It's nothing like that." She protests. She mutters something before continuing, "It's this place is super weird!" "What? It's just a gender divided hot spring. That's not lewd, strange or anything as far as I'm aware." "That! That's what's wrong!" She points at you stepping out from behind the fern as her fearful modesty is shrugged off, "We didn't see any springs or baths when approaching! We saw a small little building and that's it!" With a sigh you answer her paranoia, "There's nothing odd about us not noticing the rest of the building." "That! That's what weird! That Lietenant should have been all over this, but for some reason none of you sense it! Like, this whole place feels weird since we got in."> Nion, come relax in the bath> Nion do you realize how crazy you sound> I think I preferred when you were body concious> Write-In
>>1943526>> Nion do you realize how crazy you sound
>>1943526> Nion do you realize how crazy you sound
>>1943549>>1943543"Nion do you know how crazy you sound?" You demand with a scowl, "Apparently we weren't just distracted in conversation. Apparently nobody but you has noticed the physical impossibility of this place, nor has Ukitake sensed anything out of place with soul energy.""He called it Reiatsu..." She squeaks."Doesn't matter!" She quials before your wrath, "What matters is due to either disapointment at not getting to ogle men or some deep seated paranoia issues, you've decided to shirk on the hospitality of my brother and this venue's patron!""I-I-I""I will not have one of my students being so rude and I-"> Will pick her up and drag her to the hot spring> Will give you a lecture> Will smack you upside the head> Will force you to bathe with the men> Will write-in a logical course of action
>>1943605>> Will pick her up and drag her to the hot spring
>>1943605>> Will force you to bathe with the menIf you're gonna be a baby, might aswell have someone watch over you
>>1943625>>1943610Guess we're waiting on a tiebreaker.
>>1943605>Will pick her up and drag her to the hot spring
>>1943748>>1943625>>1943610Called before it is tied again. Gonna write after dinner.
>>1943748>>1943625>>1943610With a final huff you grab Nion by her tiny hips and haul her over your shoulder, "You're going to enjoy these springs if my name isn't Sukaretto Ukitake." With that solemn proclamation you kick open the bamboo door, despite it being a sliding opening and march her out to the pool of steaming hot water. "But I thought your name was Sukaretto Sta-" She screams as you toss her like a bag of wild oats.As she plunges into the water you ease yourself into the water one step at a time. As your form disapears beneath the sapphire spring, every ache in your body becomes more pronounced. You wince, kicking your legs to stay afloat surrounded by a carpet of your hair... This is a really deep pool.With a sigh of sheer contentment you begin to unwind. Your glad you decided to look for hot springs, living alone in the wilds makes this a rare treat. Good thing you can just relax your tired, scarred muscles without worrying about anyone else being within miles.> Wait, I'm forgetting something> Relax More> Think about life and stuff.> Write-In
>>1944024>> Wait, I'm forgetting something
>>1944083>>1944038Roll 1d20+3 For memory.
Rolled 20 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1945200
Rolled 17 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1945200Just to have.
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1945200Overkill?
>>1945274>>1945266>>1945211You're forgetting something. Something important that happened recently.Actually you're forgetting alot of things.A male voice booms into your head. Remember You're walking down a street, a warm Winter jacket draped around your shoulders, the snows have came in early this year... so much so that convincing Father you were simply helping Yui Senpai with kendo club was a hard sell. But it was worth it.Because Hiro-san finally confessed! And he asked you out! So lying to Father was worth it. Turning onto the main street always gives you pause, as you go from a dark and quiet avenue to the six lane mega highway that cuts all the way to the capital. Being in that throng of people is always exciting, knowing that every face is someone in their own world with their own story...A sea of strangers reminds you why you believe in God. Because we're all different after all. Like Hiro! He's one of the few boys who actually treats you like a bhuman being and not some princess. He's the only one who will beat you at Kendo or say you're being dumb when you pitch him movie plots. So tonight, you're going to show him Blade Runner! It's playing on the West Side of town and it will change his life! Or else you aren't-"You're doing it again." A nasally voice says to your right, as beneath a green mop of hair Hiro studies you, "Probably narratin' again right?"> No I wasn't!> Shut up!> But it's our first date! I have to make a movie about it!> Write-In
>>1945524>>write-inI whip out my dick and being wiggling my eyebrows
>>1945874>>1945864To be honest I expected something creative.You disapoint me.This trash tier shitpositng is why you guys play civ quests.
>>1945884Two votes for my write-in, get going bitch
>>1945921>>1945874>>1945864Nah mate.Gonna whip out my dick and wiggle my eyebrows while I write smut.
>>1945925In all honesty, not gonna embrace the counter shitposting. Instead gonna archive and sleep. It's 2am.
>>1945524>> But it's our first date! I have to make a movie about it!