Stage 188: Many....XXXXXXXX....Returns.Once Kiki-hime has disengaged herself from you, and her current set of bodyguards has decided not to try and kill you again, you settle down on the bed, kneeling and taking slow, deep breaths while your wife sits seiza to one side. She's almost wriggling like a happy puppy, while Yui-chan has left to tell the others of your return. Yuuhi-chan doesn't apologize, and you don't expect her to – if she hadn't tried to nearly kill you, she wouldn't have been doing her job. Shoko is here too and she offers you a large dish of rich plum wine, which you take gratefully and drink deeply of. It isn't long before the rest of your core family arrive as well, filtering in from the rest of the house. Shoko speaks quietly with Akari and Akari nods, allowing Shoko to leave – presumably to keep an eye on the rest of the household, as a good castellan would.You're dressed in simple black robes with plain brown trim, entirely the opposite of those you wore in the Chinese Hells. Which are still silk and comfortable, and tailored to you, but not really yours. Once everyone is in the room – everyone from the core of your clan that you consider family, or close enough to count save Shoko – you take Kiki-hime's hand and look around.Kiku-chan looks unwell, and even you can tell she's going to be laying her egg very soon – a day or two at most. Er Yin-sensei is cradling her protectively in her lap as she sits on the edge of the bedside, the two-step down making it comfortable for her to stretch her gloriously long and powerfully muscled (and incredibly well armored) legs. Yuuhi is near the opening to the bed, the small steps at her side and her nodachi cradled against her shoulder, looking very relieved to have you back; at her back is Omukade-sama, your wakizashi. Akari-chan and Yui-chan are near you, one on either side (Yui on the right, Akari on the left) and both failing to look terribly serious. Well, Yui-chan is, Akari always looks mildly amused by everything. Jinyuu-onee-sama is off to the side of Kiki-hime, who is sitting next to you and holding your hand. Inau-kun is on the other side, looking much more confident and calm; she has a new sword at her side, in addition to the one you gave her to wield, and you're aware that she has a new yumi as well, as does Yuuhi, though they are both tucked away into Nowhere.
>>2441982Finally, Rie is here, watching you from next to the bedroom door, which is closed. Her tails are curled over, delicate white question-marks, and though she is in her natural cat form, her blue eyes are bright and she looks almost pleased to see you again. You incline your head, and she smiles, her human form taking the place of her cat form instantly. It is very strange to see her with her legs tucked to the sides and her hands on the floor in front of her, and her tails wave slowly, switching from question-marks to inverted question-marks by turns. Time to give out the gifts you meant to give out before you were rudely interrupted by death. Collars and cuffs especially. Ask about how Hinata's ceremony went and if you need to....deal with her. Truly gift the blades you have given to Yuuhi and Inau to them; they earned and need them. Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim. Warn them about Er Yin-sensei's mother and what she is and might do.
Twitter: @XsQuestmistressAskFM: https://ask.fm/XSQuestmistress - For any and all quest or story related questions.Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2411514/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 SuptgMegaupload of the RTF document of Ryukusa Quest (links to archive included): https://mega.nz/#!d2xySaAJ!jUydCgDx6Q68PH6u4L_qFR03IhSGrAxak_m0PBorN5oBarrier 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.” Currently held by Yuuhi.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. Currently held by Inau.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 less 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 less straight than you thought."Shinkai" Hiei is a possible curse in the Theater."Shinkai" Serious Onii-san is 5' 6" and is asexual."Shinkai" Yoshihano is 6' 1" and may be a little gay.Tachibana is 5” 7” and mostly asexual.Natto is a wisp of black smoke in the wind.Hebiki Rishi is 4' 10” and has a number of inches to grow. Questionable sexuality.Hideyama Kenako is 6' 1” and is fully grown. Sexuality is probably cat.Mo Ku Jen is 4' 6” and apparently straight and a demon.
>>2441983Ryukusa time!>[x] Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim.>[x] Truly gift the blades you have given to Yuuhi and Inau to them; they earned and need them.I feel like waiting to bring up Er Yin's mother for later in the conversation will be more entertaining.
>>2441983>[X] Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim.>betting on Mokujen arriving at any time.
>>2441983> Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim.> Time to give out the gifts you meant to give out before you were rudely interrupted by death. Collars and cuffs especially.> Truly gift the blades you have given to Yuuhi and Inau to them; they earned and need them.
>>2441990Feels like my choice was too serious, >more hugs and kisses.>>2442008
>>2442008Would not bet against it, but it's definitely possible she'll wait a little while first as well.>>2442019And I can support hugs and kisses as well.
>>2441983> Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim.> Ask about how Hinata's ceremony went and if you need to....deal with her.> Truly gift the blades you have given to Yuuhi and Inau to them; they earned and need them.
>>2441983> Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim.> Warn them about Er Yin-sensei's mother and what she is and might do.> Time to give out the gifts you meant to give out before you were rudely interrupted by death. Collars and cuffs especially.>Hug and kisses >>2441998>>2442011>>2442017>>2442026I'm against giving them the blades just yet. We still need them, and the one we gave Inau's not the most suitable for her.Plus I don't want to separate Centipede MILF from Young Brash God Blade. They'd make a cute couple.
>>2442050Hmmm, you make a strong argument about sword-shipping anon.
>>2442050I see it as a part of Ryukusa's attempt at remembering that she doesn't have to handle everything herself. When it makes sense for them have the blades in some occasions and when we trust them complete to take care of the blades and care of the kami then it makes sense for me to gift them to them.
>>2442050I would like to point out the image here:>>2441986
Has our Necklace-Kami recovered a but, since we used her power so much?Also, we must not forget to include Shoko in the hug and kisses. Unless she doesn't want them, of course.>>2442080Sure, but it doesn't change how the weapon isn't the most suited for Inau. I mean, given her usual fighting style.>>2442097Are you saying that our blade and our necklace are an item?
>>2442105Silly anon, they're two items! I'm really sorry.
>>2442105Ryukusa remembers, so I must remind you: Ame-no-Ohabari was a weapon used to kill a god, but more importantly, used by a god to butcher (literally butcher, not merely murder) a god, and is held by a hunter who is a demigod. It is also less of a weapon for war than used for creation, and Inau is less a warrior than she is a hunter.
>>2442125I did not forget that, but I don't see how it contradicts what I said.Unless you're telling me "you can give another weapon to Inau later in case she gets into a fight rather than a hunt."
>>2441983 Truly gift the blades you have given to Yuuhi and Inau to them; they earned and need them.>>2442125Its also been sitting around in nowhere for like a year real time.Its going to get some use in her hands, and if we need it for some ritual thing, we can always borrow it.
Still writing, I promise it will be nice.>>2442105Yes, I am saying they are.
>>2442180>Still writing, I promise it will be nice.I'm sure nobody thought otherwise! It's a reunion episode after all.
>>2442141Fair enough.>>2442180Don't worry about the time, it'll do amazing.Also yay for our Kami friends being a couple.>>2442190The only time XS's writing is not nice is when she deliberately writes horrifying, horrible things.And it's still as masterfully written as the rest, it's just the topic that's not nice (by definition).
[XXX] Check to see how long you were gone and what has happened in the interim.[XX] Truly gift the blades you have given to Yuuhi and Inau to them; they earned and need them.[X] Time to give out the gifts you meant to give out before you were rudely interrupted by death. Collars and cuffs especially.[+] Hugs and kisses, naturally.“How long was I gone?” The expressions and looks are a little worrying, but it is Akari-niji-chan who answers.“Two days, approximately. A little more than that. It is morning now; you rose with Amaterasu-Okami.” It's hard to decide whether you want to smile at the symbolism, or be annoyed that it took twice the time here to deal with the situations in hell that took less than a day. “It is only a day and a half before out meeting with Shinkai Kakunemo.” Chisato and Yamada's oyabun. You're actually looking forward to that now.“Well, it could be worse I've been told.” Yuuhi-chan nods faintly; she would know. “Since that's the case, I think it's time for me to give out the gifts I bought while we were on our date. A lot of these are overdue.” You reach into a very sticky, slow to release Nowhere. Whatever the Diet is doing, it's having severe economic repercussions on Japan. You're pretty sure this is partly Oba-san's doing, and partly Taisho Ryoga's doing. Between them they're putting a stranglehold on the once readily available wealth that spirit children had, and making their lives that much more difficult.A little hardship will be good training for the greater hardships to come, you suppose.“Inau-kun, Yuuhi-chan....I didn't buy much for either of you. However....” You gesture for them to come close. “This is for you, Yuuhi-chan. All of my family so far has talismans. This one is yours. May it protect and guard you as ours do for us.” You take her hand and gently tie a hematite bracelet on her wrist and then lift it up, showing her the delicate and carefully carved onyx yako-mask that hands from the colorful threads. They're silk and won't fray or break easily at all with as tightly wound as they are, and the gleaming black mask is as tiny and cute as the talismans each of your family members wear. “I also am giving Ame-no-Omukade-no-Musume into your care forever. I hope that she will serve you as faithfully and effectively as she has me.”Yuuhi's eyes grow wide and wet, and she smiles beautifully. “Hai, Ryukusa-dono.” She kowtows before you, and you lean over and kiss her on the top of her head, stroking her soft, long ear gently. She doesn't rise after you do, and you blink, while Kiki-hime giggles and Yui-niji-chan covers her face. You look down at her, and blink several times as she snores softly.
>>2442268Sighing you turn to a blushing and embarrassed Inau-kun. More embarrassed for her friend and fellow clan member than anything else, though. “Inau-kun, you have served faithfully and well, and have become a part of my family. We love you and hope for you to grow and take care of us all. There is very little I could give you that you couldn't find or get for yourself. But I want you to have this, to protect you and make you safer for us all.” You hand her a carefully wrapped package and she opens it on the bed, allowing everyone to see. She draws a sharp breath, and there are soft murmurs of awe and appreciation as she pulls out her gift.It is a yugake, an archery glove to protect her draw hand, but unlike the heavily padded and thickly reinforced onces, this one is delicate and elegant, and extends down her arm. The leather is died to match her preferred hakama and loose kimono, and it is delicately stamped with images of aconite flowers and leaves. The arm guard is made of overlapping plates of black ceramic, and enameled in gold and glazed with a different dragon on each of the five plates. Not coincidentally matching the colors of the elements. “I had this specially designed. It will turn ordinary blades, even wielded by a master.” The huntress bows over the gift as well. “Thank you, Ryukusa-dono!” she says, awed by the gift.“That isn't all. I want you to keep Ame-no-Ohabari. Wield her in the name of our family, to the betterment of all our clan, and with the skill and grace that she deserves. She isn't a weapon of war, and you aren't truly a warrior at heart, even if you are one in my service. I would much rather you be true to yourself than think of yourself solely as a warrior, Inau-kun.” She blushes deeply and bows her head again. The blade still belongs to you and your family, but she would be better suited to it's use than anyone else. You're also fairly certain only a demigod should carry it, if only because of the divine nature of the blade's use.“I will honor your request and the kami you have given me to care for, my daimyo,” she murmurs, her voice thick with emotion. Placing your fingers under her chin, you lift her face and kiss her softly on the lips. She flushes and bows her head immediately.“I'll be giving Shoko her collar and some chains later, so don't be offended. I'd like you to be there for that, though.” She nods and scoots aside, to let you move on.“Kiku-chan, please come here.” You take her gift and run your fingers over it though it remains in the velvet covered case. Er Yin and you agonized and debated on the many gifts that could be given, but you both settled on this. Between you both you paid handsomely for it, but there was nothing else that could be suited for her.
>>2442271The angry little dragonette kneels before you, and Kiki-hime beams at her sister proudly. “Please forgive this foolish lizard for her stupidity and her errors. Please continue to correct her when she bothers to listen, and take care of her when she does. And mostly, never stop being the cute and irascible fireball we all know and love.” Her hair explodes into movement and her blood starts to boil. Before she can say anything you hand her the large velvet case.She looks surprised and calms down almost immediately. She opens the jewelery case and gasps softly. The delicate collar of red crystal is hinged at the back and has a tiny heart shaped pendant, the metal burnished a soft gold. Two tiny keys on a gold bracelet rests inside the circle of the collar, and the locket has a tiny keyhole. “Your master gets one key. Te other you may give to whomever you desire.” She looks at you, and you smile, knowing – as she clearly does – that it is meant for you. But that will be for a private evening together with her master. Kiki-hime's shining eyes glimmer at you as she smiles to you secretively, and she knows just whom the second key belongs to as well.Actually, everyone does, but it's not something to be discussed.“Thank you, Ryukusa-dono,” she murmurs very softly, head bowed. “I do not deserve this.”She rises, before you can say anything and steps close, opening her arms. You accept the gentle embrace, and she whispers thank you again into your neck, hot steam tickling your ear. “If you did not deserve it, I wouldn't give it to you,” you whisper back softly, and she shivers, your nails sliding down her back in a less than gentle manner. Well, the right set, anyways. You don't want to undress her, so you don't use your left ones! You kiss her softly and she steps back, though she waits nearby; obviously her master's turn, of course.You oblige by calling Er Yin to you. The others move out of her way, her larger physique and careful movements needing more room than anyone else save Shoko. “I don't know all that much about the Chinese Er Yin-sensei, so please forgive my ignorance. But I did fine something for you. I hope you find it acceptable.” She looks faintly amused, and you place the cylindrical box in her hands carefully.Despite her talons, she unwraps the present with what would be unnerving skill, if you didn't know she's had hundreds of years of practice (maybe a thousand!). Shen she opens it there are soft gasps and noises of admiration through the room. It takes her a moment to explore the perfectly carved silver statuette of the delicate, short haired girl and the coiling, possessive, protective dragon that guards her. The statue is from America, rather than Japan, the work of a one handed artist in that far away land. The unseeing eyes become moist with tears and she bows her head. “Thank you, Ryukusa-dono. It is beautiful.”
>>2442274You rise to your knees and hold her, kissing her softly. She gives you a careful one armed hug back, and then moves back, sitting cross legged on the bed so that Kiku-chan can once more sit on her lap. Motioning Yui-chan forward, she looks terribly nervous; Akari lowers her head to hide her tiny smile. “I had this specially made for you, by a half-demon girl who taught me many things about fashion and style. She created this to my exact specifications, and it is one of a kind.” You hold out the box from Naya-san's shop, and Yui's eyes widen.Yui reaches for the box, and then stops, her hands trembling. “I can't, aniki....” She says apologetically, and you nod. She can't not because she doesn't want to, but because she can't take a collar of her own free will. She's an oni – she has to be collared. Well, I'd been meaning to do this in private, but you're going to have to do it in public.... Ask Yui if she would rather you cuff and collar her in private. Well, this is your first official collaring of your personal oni, so it's good to make a show out of it. Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case. If this is going to be a ceremony, then it will wait until after Akari and Kiki get their gifts, and you can do it in front of the clan.
>>2442291>[X] Well, this is your first official collaring of your personal oni, so it's good to make a show out of it.>[X] Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.>TOoo Cute!
>>2442268Two days huh? Ryukusa's faster than Jesus!>>2442291>[x] Ask Yui if she would rather you cuff and collar her in private.>[x] Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.D'aww
>>2442291> Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.> If this is going to be a ceremony, then it will wait until after Akari and Kiki get their gifts, and you can do it in front of the clan.
>>2442291> Ask Yui if she would rather you cuff and collar her in private.> Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.> If this is going to be a ceremony, then it will wait until after Akari and Kiki get their gifts, and you can do it in front of the clan.
>>2442291> Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.> If this is going to be a ceremony, then it will wait until after Akari and Kiki get their gifts, and you can do it in front of the clan.The cutest
>>2442291> Ask Yui if she would rather you cuff and collar her in private.> Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.> If this is going to be a ceremony, then it will wait until after Akari and Kiki get their gifts, and you can do it in front of the clan.>"Consider this a preview, so you know what's waiting for you, my adorable messenger~"Ask the girl if she wants it in private, and if not, do it in a ceremony.Also tease the cute.
I am starting to wonder if we're putting off mentioning Mo Ku Jen for so long that she'll just crash the party.Oh well!
>>2442413Eh, there's probably time to celebrate before bringing up weird news
>>2442413Just right at the end of things;>oh, by the way, the in-laws are coming to visit sometime.
>>2442471Question is, how long would it take them to figure out which one?
>>2442481Come to think of it, most of the would prompt roughly the same reactions, though to different degrees. Our wives generally don't come from happy homes.
>>2442493It is a little sad that I can't think of a more pleasant in-law to be visited by than Enma's second in command...
>>2442508I mean, Inau-kun's folks would probably be cool to meet. That's about all I can think of though.
>>2442526Yeah, if we expand it to the entire family, then we can probably find some I'm sure.
>>2442508Kiku's and Kiki's motherKiku's son
>>2442531>Kiku's and Kiki's motherIsn't she dead?
>>2442531To be fair, we know very little about them at all. You never know!
>>2442546I hope not, she's a true dragon.
[XXX] Check with Kiki-hime and see if she's okay with this – Yui-chan is under her protection in this case.[XX] If this is going to be a ceremony, then it will wait until after Akari and Kiki get their gifts, and you can do it in front of the clan.[X] Ask Yui if she would rather you cuff and collar her in private.[+] All the cute teasing and threats of love.You glance sidelong at Kiki-hime, and she flicks her fingers at you, subtle signs of import. Akari has apparently been taking her training more seriously as well, but Wood dragonettes are also adept at languages – or rather, communication in general. She is very happy with how you wish to handle it, though suspects keeping it in the family would be better than a clan ceremony. Turning to Yui-chan, who looks down at her fisted hands, which rest on her soft thighs, you set the box between you.“Since your guardian angel has seen fit to give me permission to collar you, Yui-niji-chan,” and soft giggles and snickers fill the room as Kiki-hime's eyes go wide and Akari glances at the princess with a curious look, “I will ask you if you would prefer a ceremony in front of all our clan, a smaller ceremony here with your family....” Yui smiles and her cheeks turn a pretty ruddy color as you remind her that here she is among a family who loves and cherishes her. “Or a very....very....private ceremony with me and maybe your lovers in attendance.” Akari grins slyly at Kiki-hime who is now turning a very startling shade of pink and turning her nose up at you with a soft 'hmph'. Absolutely no one looks surprised at the mild accusation of entirely expected infidelity.Wait, is it infidelity if you approve? Well, princesses handmaids are typically used for that sort of thing anyways, so it's irrelevant. ….you're not quite sure why you remember it like that. Or why you remember it at all.Yui-chan is looking rather panicked at the moment, and she glances at Akari in desperate need of a clue, while Kiki-hime simply smiles. Akari gives her lover a soft, gentle smile and lowers her head slightly, her eyes looking gentle and kind, but not giving the poor girl any hints. It is, after all her choice in this instance, an no one is willing to take that choice away from her – least of all you, who could easily not allow her a choice. Your family's acute awareness of Yui's enslavement to you makes these moment of free will very intense at times.Yui, at a loss, looks at the unopened box before her. It's larger than the jewelry case that Kiku-chan's collar came in, but that because it doesn't contain just a collar. Not that she might realize that. She stares at it for a good long minute, which is a small eternity for you, but finally she speaks, her voice almost cracking with emotion. “Please, Ryukusa-dono....I would like to be collared before our....my family.”
>>2442578“Will you wait until I give the other two their presents?” Akari looks startled, and Kiki-hime looks at you curiously.“Yes, aniki,” she agrees with a lovely, gentle, glowing blush. You reach over and slide your hand along her horn, softly, feeling the soft silk of her white-bronze hair and the warmth of her embarrassment. “Th...thank you, aniki.”“Irrahasime,” you replay, and she smiles at your blatant disregard for protocol and ceremony.You take the box and set it to your right, and Yui returns to that side of you, kneeling still. Akari doesn't need prompting, but rises and settles before you, kneeling in the manner of a warrior, head bowed and eyes downcast. Taking her gift from the dwindling pile, you silently open it. The shocked gasps make Akari twitch ever so slightly, but she does not lift her head, Yui stares as you lean forward and slowly slide the soft leather around her neck. Her eyes shoot open but it's too late; you're already slipping your hands behind her head, fastening the leather collar about her neck, buckling it tightly enough that anyone who wasn't a Stone dragonette might be worried about choking a bit. The chains chime softly as she reaches up with one hand, touching the shining platinum dragon that adorns the collar.The alloy the dragon is made of is so hard that it had to be cast, rather than molded or shaped. “My best friend, my Harbinger, and my second-in-command, Ryuu Akari. I am forever in your debt, and love you dearly. Cherish my children as your own, and be cherished as my second wife would be cherished, shinobi to my princess. You are hereafter and forever more my sister, not merely in arms, but by blood and in name.”Akari's eyes shoot up to meet yours and you look into those dark pools of carnelian with love. She lowers her head and whispers in a tiny, sweet voice. “Thank you, Ryukusa.” She goes to kowtow to you but you catch her by her collar and drag her to you, forcing her to fling her arms around you so that she doesn't fall over. You kiss her fiercely, and there are soft 'awws' and giggles throughout the room.You let her up and she is blushing harder than she did the one other time she blushed. She slowly moves to take up her rightful position at your left side, and then it is Kiki-hime's turn.
She rises gracefully and then kneels before you, looking demure and beautiful. Her sky blue eyes open and she smiles winsomely. When you don't smile at all her smile fades, and she looks worried, though only a little. You have to wrest the present you made for her out of Nowhere, and it's even more difficult than the presents were. Probably because you were in Hell when you made it.She looks confused as you take the hand-bound book and hold it up, looking at the wooden cover. It has a two kanji on it in blue ink, 竜 墨. Turning it in your hands you hand the cream colored book with the blue silk cords that tie the pages together to her. “It isn't finished, so I reserve the right to take it and add onto it as time goes on. Especially after the birth of our daughter. Daughters.” There is soft laughter, but it's subdued. Kiki slowly opens the book and stares at the carefully painted images in black and greys on the first page. She begins to page through the book, and tears well up in her eyes as she looks at your story so far.It's only partly done, as you said, but the images of your loved ones in the delicate, stunning detail you are capable of kept you busy most of that evening. Making the book took a little longer. There are only twenty three paintings, not including the one of Akari swimming; that one you will be giving to Yui on her wedding day. She turns each page with wonder and delight, tears bright in her eyes. Let her look as long as she likes. Gently remind her that Yui-chan needs her present still. Kiss her tears away and have her sit next to you. Your turn to kowtow, this once. Have her turn to the back.
>>2442594> Let her look as long as she likes.> Your turn to kowtow, this once.
>>2442594>[x] Let her look as long as she likes.>[x] Your turn to kowtow, this once.Very sweet, so I can't resist it.
>>2442594> Gently remind her that Yui-chan needs her present still.> Your turn to kowtow, this once.
>>2442594> Your turn to kowtow, this once.> Gently remind her that Yui-chan needs her present still.
>>2442594> Your turn to kowtow, this once.
>>2442594>[x] Let her look as long as she likes.>[x] Your turn to kowtow, this once.
>>2442594>[X] Kiss her tears away and have her sit next to you.>[X] Your turn to kowtow, this once.Why do I want all options. feels like the back could be super cool but maybe best left.
>>2442660Maybe if she doesn't chance to look at it when she's done we'll point it out, no need to make her skip to it on our cue.
>>2442660It's natural to desire the maximum amount of domestic fluff, anon. We must simply control ourselves so that XS gets to actually post updates rather than write endlessly.
XS, did Ryukusa ever see Chisato's yakuza tattoo?If yes (as it probably is), what does hers portray?
>>2442733Actually I have a set of tattoos from one of my SL characters that I think depict a nice Yakuzagirl set of tattoos. But mostly, oni and stars.
>>2442761Interesting.Peta approves enthusiasticly, I would guess?
>>2442779Peta doesn't disapprove, really, but she doesn't worry about such things. She will be very put out if Chisato's next addition doesn't include fox masks. She doesn't need to worry.
>>2442805That spoiler is Way to lewd.
>>2442805Nice to see Chisato has good taste
>>2442820>>2442828It's not pedophilia if she's older than you.
>>2442805Awww, too cute.
[XXX] Your turn to kowtow, this once.[XX] Let her look as long as she likes.[X] Gently remind her that Yui-chan needs her present still.You allow her to study the twenty-three paintings as she wishes, and you are very sure this will become one of those coffee-table books which will be out for anyone and everyone to look at whenever they like. Or perhaps not – you suspect everyone will get the opportunity to loom at it somehow in any case. She hugs the book to her generous bosom, threatening to pull it out of her already overburdened kimono, and then you shock everyone by beating her to the punch, and kowtowing before her.Under ordinary circumstances you have a difficult time doing more than a fairly deep bow to anyone. In this instance it feels like the most natural, the most easy thing to do. “Thank you, Ryuu Kiki, for being my wife and accepting me as your husband,” you murmur softly, though everyone can hear you. The feeling of hands being slipped into other hands, and lovers leaning close surrounds you, and her gentle, cool hand rests lightly on your head, thumb and little finger touching your horns.“Thank you, for saving us, Ryuu Ryukusa,” she whispers softly, and you slowly rise, looking into her eyes. She leans forward and you immediately do so as well, kissing her softly and slowly, accepting her kiss and taking for your own yet again. She sits there, smiling at you as you lean back and then you place your hand immediately to your right, reminding her that there is one more person present who hasn't had her gift.She blushes a little, but doesn't stop smiling, and sets the book very carefully next to her as she settles next to you. “Akari?” you suggest and place your left hand directly next to you. The other slowly disengage and part, making a semicircle around you. Yui doesn't move at first, not realizing what's going on. That is, until Yuuhi sits behind her and pushes her onto her face in the middle of the circle so she can sit where Yui was. Yui rubs her noise and rounds on Yuuhi, who looks at her with an innocent expression. Then Yui realizes that she's almost surrounded and starts blushing, and looking a little panicked.“Ryuu Yui,” you say sharply and she recovers her wits quickly. She kowtows to you and you look down at her, letting her abase herself this time. Under ordinary circumstances you don't like it when your family does this, but this is a very special occasion. Something about returning from the dead and all, probably. “You have been declared my Herald and served me as warrior, healer, and helpmate. You have given your heart to my sister and my wife. My sister and my wife have opened their hearts and arms to you, taught you what your place is among your family. I ask, because it is my right to do so, and my choice not to command, will you accept now the collar and cuffs, be bound now and forever to my servant and my friend, beloved of my loves and loved by me?”
>>2442852https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9mhk_tSiWUShe swallows and lifts herself on her hands ever so slightly. Her heart is beating fast, so very fast, scared and hopeful. “I accept your collar and your chains, to serve until death and to be your property and your friend for as long as you will have me, my master.” She remains where she is, head slightly lifted, supporting herself on her hands, her tail lashing and her heart pounding.Opening the box, you take out a pair of silvery cuffs with eye hooks embedded in the metal, double red links connecting another silver link to the cuffs. There are no keys. You lift both hands and offer them to Akari-chan and Kiki-hime without looking or saying a word. They immediately grasp the reasoning and take a cuff each, and wait. You pull out the sleek, flexible collar, silvery links covered by sharp looking dragon scales. A pair of red links in the chain that will hold the central ring to her throat suggesting dragon heads.Leaning forward, you prompt the two women at your side to do so as well, placing the cuffs about Yui-niji-chan's wrists. You place the chains around her throat, and as the wrist bands are closed and locked about Yui's wrists they shift, changing to become decorated with your crests. You lock the collar about her neck, and there is a soft chime as Rie jangles silver bells she's pulled from her pocket. A soft breeze fills the room, and the scent of the ocean surrounds you all, as well as the acrid tang of ozone. “My beloved Servant, rise and receive your benediction.”Yui rises slowly, and you, Akari and Kiki-hime all lean forward. They kiss her cheeks and you kiss her lips, and she whimpers, blushing so hard she's about to pass out.When the three of you lean back there is soft applause and congratulations from the rest of your family, and Yui is startled when Yuuhi-chan leaps on her and gives her a wild hug. “Sis!” Yui sputters for a few seconds and you can help but laugh, as Akari giggles melodiously. Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though. Get everyone to relax and ask why they're all being so formal and stuff. Take Kiku and Er Yin aside – see how long they have before Kiku-chan must lay her egg. Tell them about Mo Ku Jen now. Ask Rie-sama if she'd like her present now.
>>2442863>[x] Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though.I feel like we should finish presents before bringing up mom-in-law. And maybe Rie for last?Nice soundtrack.
>>2442863> Ask Rie-sama if she'd like her present now.> Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though.I feel like even though we definitely have other obligations, it is because of that that we should maintain our momentum for as long as we can....though I'm not sure if that's the wisest thing rules-wise in terms of karmic balance
>>2442863>[x] Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though.I presume this option doesn't lock out Shoko and Rie gift giving, who I want to go next. Just not all in one update necessarily.
>>2442863> Ask Rie-sama if she'd like her present now.> Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though.
>>2442863> Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though. Ask Rie-sama if she'd like her present now.
>>2442891Durr brain broke, I was going to suggest the Mu Ko Jen. Rie and that next.
>>2442863> Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though.> Tell them about Mo Ku Jen now.> Ask Rie-sama if she'd like her present now.
Oh, new episode of Mordenkainen's Mayhem is starting soon.Drow Matron Mother vs some kind of CR 20 undead, apparently.
>>2443000Haven't paid much attention to those, how were the first two?
>>2443061The first one was pretty nice. Archdevil Moloch vs the demon Sibriex. Only issue was that Moloch was nerfed and the Sibriex got two sets of 12 mooks to help, for free. Plus help from the audience. So Moloch lost, but he probably would have won if only one of the things piled against him wasn't there.Second was meh. Githyanki high commander vs Githzerai architect-monk.The Mindflayer who showed up midway won, basically (Githyanki was declared winner still).
>>2443161In any case, all the monsters that've been shown so far are awesome as hell.It's just the fights who weren't the best.Moloch's a beast, and the Drow Matron Mother is proving to be one as well.
>>2443161>The Mindflayer who showed up midway won, basically (Githyanki was declared winner still).That sounds pretty lame, yeah. Oh well.
[XXXX] Alright, someone needs to trade out with Shoko, who needs her present now. Not Inau-kun though.[XX] Ask Rie-sama if she'd like her present now.You smile at your family, your lovers, your dear and treasured friends, together, and happy. Save one, actually, and you do need to rectify that. “I am sorry, but I need someone to trade places with Shoko-chan so we can give her her present.” Kiki-hime looks at you and mouths the word 'we' and you gesture at Inau-kun with a pinky, which she notices, but Inau-kun does not. Naturally Inau-kun starts to stand up but you speak up. “Not you, Inau-kun. I need you here.” She looks confused, but sits back down, not connecting what you did for Yui with her girlfriend.“I'll do it,” Yui-niji-chan pipes up, and it's actually kidn of appropriate for your herald to inform someone they're expected in your presence. Her new jewelery might give away what you're planning to do, but then again it depends on how Yui tells her that she's been requested. Akari's finger flicker and Yui gives her lover a tiny nod. You try not to smirk; trust Akari-niji-chan to know what you need done.The others settle back into the semicircle, Yuuhi taking Yui's place off to your right side. Taking the second to last gift box and setting it before you, you lean over. “You need to trade places with Inau-kun, please.” Yuuhi immediately and wordlessly rolls onto her hands and knees, crawling over to where Inau-kun is sitting with her sword balanced perfectly on her back somehow....….she has a really cute ass under that tail.Kiki-hime pinches your hip and you look at her innocently, but she's smiling. Yuuhi whispers to Inau-kun and Inau-kun – apparently having bought a clue – settles next to you (walking, rather than crawling). Inau-kun looks at the large box you have, and you smile at her, and glance at Kiki-hime. She nods happily, pleased about inviting Shoko to become a permanent and beloved retainer. Inau-kun is nervous and you gently place your fingers along her bare hip, and trace the kanji for 'peace and prosperity' on her pale skin.Lowering her head, she smiles. “Well, this is....well it's what you would call a confession, isn't it?” You blinks and Kiki-hime looks startled. The rest of your family is equally confused.“You mean you haven't yet?” you ask in a rather blunt manner for a Water dragonette, though it's entirely Ryukusa like as near as you can tell from everyone else's reactions.
>>2443406“Well, ah, not as such, really....it's just....I've make it clear, and she's made it clear, but I've never actually said....” You blink, and Fire Eyes tells you the truth: they are lovers, but she's correct, she hasn't actually said the words. Shoko has definitely accept her as a lover, though, and there is no uncertainty as to their shared feelings.Reassured, you close Fire Eyes and nod. “That's all right. She'll definitely understand.” You'll made kamidamned sure of that!Inau-kun relaxes, and Kiku-chan's alarm is quite obvious, while Kiki-hime is struggling not to laugh at poor Inau-kun's doom. Akari gives you a gently stern look, which is indistinguishable from any of the other looks she usually gives you, and you give her a stoic smile in her own style back.Shoko enters, and immediately slows down when she sees the array of family and loved ones on the bed. The presence of Inau-kun at your side, and the box before you, not to mention decades or longer of service to Ame-no-Horobi-no-Mikado, tells her everything she needs to know. The oversized oni-chick steels herself, and tugs her gloves on tightly, and tugs her jacket down. The olive skinned woman strides purposefully to the center of your small circle and sits down in a totally casual pose looking bored.Following suit, you unceremoniously lift the lid of the much larger box, and hand Inau-kun a massive cuff of polished black steel with wave and dragon motif kamon emblazoned upon them. Unlike Yui's cuff, this one has a short length of chain attached, and at the end of it is a stylized ball of silver that is mostly covered by oni-steel stylized in black flames; they cup the ball, not allowing it to be removed, and it is reminiscent of a dragon's pearl. The oni-chick's eyes widen in appreciation and awe.You then hand Kiki-hime the other one, and she nearly drops it; this one is a simple, heavy band of black oni steel, with your personal mon already carved into it. Surrounding the mon are delicately carved flowers of aconite and leaves, and it too has a length of chain. Hanging from this one is a triple-fan shape, similar to an autumn leaf, except it's actually designed after your tale vanes....and heavy enough to deflect a blade. The last thing you pull out is a thick leather collar covered in steel plates designed likes dragon scales, but thicker and heavier than Yui's collar has. Shoko's are heat treated into shades of blue and green, and the thick metal ring they attach to is a heavy gold circle – with allows to make it tough as hell.
You place one hand on your knee, and hold up the collar, leaning forward threateningly. “You,” you say loudly in a voice dark with threat and potential anger, “are my fuckin' bitch, unless you're her fucking bitch, unless this bitch says otherwise.” Fully half the people in the room are staring at you like you've gone mad, as you indicate Inau-kun and Kiki-hime in turn. “And if you ain't gonna be my fucking bitch, you're going to be my fucking house slave, and take care of my kamidamned visitors. You got that you stupid piece of fluff?”“Fuckin' yeah I got that, you kamidamned reject from the Heavens.” You are so glad that Yuuhi-chan knows how Shoko speaks, because otherwise there would have been a hell of a fight.“You're kamidamned right you do, you fucking worthless piece of over-muscled ass,” you reply, and you grab her by the collar, kicking her in the gut so hard her legs are pushed out from under her. She falls to her hands, shocked by how hard you hit her, as well as by the strength with which you yank her down to kneel before you. Inau-kun and Kiki-hime waste no time, and clap the key-less cuffs on her wrists as you one handedly wrap the choker-collar about her throat. The right hand cuff shimmers, seethes, and your personal mon replaces the wave-and-dragon kamon upon it, while the silver orb shifts, the surface covered in prayers to the God of Destruction. The scent of the ocean swirls around you all and Rie chimes her little silver bell again. You pull your head back, and slam your forehead into Shoko's hard enough to face plant her into the pillows.Ouch. >To Be Continued....
>>2443433Thanks for running, that got pretty rough in the best way
Thank you for Reading and Playing, and I appreciate all the patience you've shown me today. There should be another episode of Ryukusa Quest this week.
>>2443455It gave me a giggle-fit.
>>2443433>“You,” you say loudly in a voice dark with threat and potential anger, “are my fuckin' bitch, unless you're her fucking bitchTwo different uses of fuckin here, I think.
>>2443433Well, that's one way to...make an impact.Thanks for running XS! Good fun.
>>2443460Thanks for running XS
We are nearly at page 2000 of Ryukuza quest. I'll try and arrange something nice.
>>2443460Thanks for running!It was incredibly good. Like always. And it was also incredibly cute and heart-warming.Just one question, though: does the "you are my fuckin' bitch, unless you're her fucking bitch" thing mean Shoko is our lover, too?I mean, I don't want to assume anything. Obviously it'd be great to date Shoko (and Inau), but, well, we can take our time, if it has any chance to happen.In any case, all those accessories we gifted our family are sexy and awesome, and all the gifts are great. Thank you again for this.>>2443507But you just did
>>2443558Ryukusa was basically telling Shoko that she's her personal servant and castellan/major domo, when she's not attending to her husband Inau-kun. It's possible Shoko might get some Ryukusa loving, but not very likely to be honest. Shoko is somewhat reserved where Ryukusa is concerned. Remember, she's served Horobi before, so it could be a little creepy from her point of view.
>>2443507Woe, that's a lotThanks for running
>>2443624 Well, she's worth all the extra efforts it'd take to make it work. I say we try.
>>2444410We're putting a lot of work into keeping our current wives happy, letting those two be a happy couple and only that eases our burden if nothing else.