It isn't something you do often, and to be fair to Shoko-chan you cheated a lot, nut drinking oni-spirit-children under the table is one of your more impressive tricks. What's really ironic is that you use a method similar to that used by the supposedly mythical hero Fujiwara Hidesato to do so. Namely, a two-covered-wine drinking box, which can hold, as near as you can tell, an infinite amount of liquor. So while you match them drink for drink, they actually drink a lot more than they think they do because it's inexhaustible. Well, relatively speaking; you did steal a lot of wine to fill it with.Shoko is passed out next to you, snoring rather cutely and leaning over her large jug of sake. You got her drunk to get some basic truths out of her, and because she really needed it. Like most of her kind, a bender does them good in body and soul, connects tem to their spiritual roots. It also let you reveal that Inau-kun was most certainly interested in Shoko-chan, and helped her be forthright about her feelings about your family and Yuuhi-chan.Who has requested formal Tantric sex with you later and was totally embarrassed by the idea that you would like to make love to her. The first is simply something that is done, apparently, while the second is entirely meaningful to her, to the point of blushing and snuggling and gleeful squeaking noises. You also wanted to speak with your Herald – Yui-niji-chan – and your Harbinger – Akari-niji-chan – in depth today. The only other thing you have on anything remotely resembling an agenda is speaking to Kaga Kei, the Kaga sorceress-apprentice who might be redeemable that you have in one of your Barriers. Otherwise, you will meditate, pray, and make yourself available to your family for whatever their lovely hearts and Pearls may desire. Currently you're eating some very delicious tamagoyaki, with side dishes of vegetables, rice with sashimi, and of course miso soup, but the miso has been prepared in Ainu fashion, and is actually an fish-based soup with miso added. Ohaw if you recall correctly. This one is flavored, with all things, sea anemone which was given to you by the Ama Pearl Divers of Mikimoto Island. It is actually surprisingly good. Or maybe that's because you're an ocean dragonette and not a river dragonette. “Pukusakina ohaw,” you murmur softly, recalling what it is. Despite the fact you've never actually heard it's name.
>>724259Setting that mystery aside, you look up and see your family spread throughout the living room of the massive suits the landlord upgraded you with; the potent wards of this place are powerful enough to exclude communications through the Void, something that you have managed through Barriers and other, stranger places before. Er Yin made a workaround for that, using the charms and earrings that your family has been gifted with to bypass such defenses. You should have something made for Fuuta-chan, Shoko-chan and Yuuhi-chan sometimes soon; you made Inau-kun an ear-cuff carved with black coral that announces her as Your Angel, 'Amatsukami'.Fuuta-chan and Yui-chan are having an interestingly involved conversation, your oni-chick having taken to the other oni-girl readily, despite her slight misapprehensions. Kiki-hime is speaking with Er Yin, and Akari nearby, and sometime Yui-chan will mention something to them, much of which causes the ordinarily shy Fuuta-chan to blush or look a little shocked. Kiku-chan is speaking with Inau-chan, and Inau-chan is smiling and bowing – praising the cook, undoubtedly, their Ainu heritage very obvious at this close distance. Yuuhi-chan is dozing against the wall next to the door, her plate of food half finished and her nodachi hugged into one shoulder.  Finish your meal and take time to pray. Finish your meal and just relax. Give Yuuhi-chan the rest of your food and visit the shrine room. Wake up Shoko and feed her. Just sit and watch for now, enjoy this moment of peace.
Ryu Ryukusa is tall at 5' 8"; 6' in her true form. She is fully grown. Lesbian top.Kiku is 4' 1” for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.Akari is 5' 3" and has another few inches to grow. Sexuality is weird, switch, cosplayer.Yui is 5' 8" and will only grow due to circumstances beyond her control. Dyke, switch.Kiki is 5' 6" and is at full growth. Bisexual bottom.Er Yin is the tallest at 5' 10" and is fully grown. Lesbian dominant.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 is 8” tall or 5' 5” and is fully cat. Her sexuality is cat.Hagyu Genso is 12' 5” standing upright. He is by and large gay.Mizumi Shoko is 7' 2” is fully grown. Bisexual top.Yuuhi is 4'11” and is fully grown. Yuuhi a cute.Tokei Isusangi, Inau-kun is 5' 3” and still confused.Reiha is 5' 5 1/2” and is milfy.Peta is 3' 2” Peta is \>.</ aka Her Most Imperial Highness Patanjali Piri Yokuhime Kuronogitsune PaDetective-san aka Mugon Chujo is fully grown at 5'11” and straight.Kenji Soomi is 5' 4” and gothic lolita.Musumi Kanako is 5' 6.5” and is pretty straight.Hebiki Naoto is 5' 9” and belligerently omnivorous, sexually. You hope only sexually.Kodachi Umetsume is 5' 4” and fully grown. Practicing asexual.Melinda Blitzenberg is 5'10” fully grown and utterly terrifying.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 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' 2” and very soft.
>>724262> Just sit and watch for now, enjoy this moment of peace.Might as well enjoy the calm while we can.
>>724262>[x] Finish your meal and just relax.>[x] Just sit and watch for now, enjoy this moment of peace.
>>724262> Just sit and watch for now, enjoy this moment of peace.
>>724262> Finish your meal and take time to pray.> Just sit and watch for now, enjoy this moment of peace.How ya doing XS?
>>724280Also, did you get any overtime or was working seven nights in a row considered acceptable parameters?
Twitter: @XsQuestmistressPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/637947/Interlude: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37879167/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 Eight hundred and sixty-one cat youkai live in your auraMatagama-no-Shitoki, a kami in it's 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.Go-Yūrei-no-Rensa, the Five-Ghost-Chain, used to summon or send messages to your (actual) older sister Ryuu Nabiki.Her Penthouse in the Secret Apartments of Tsathoggua in Shikoku prefecture, Tokyo.Ryukusa's Family.>Talismans:Akari – Black Jade Centipede (Mukade)Er Yin – Black Jade Scorpion (Sasori)Kiki – Black Jade Toad (Hikigaeru)Kiku – Black Jade Lizard (Tokage)Yui – Black Jade Snake (Hebi)Inau – Black Coral Ear Cuff (Amatsukami)>>724279Better. Except for, you know, forgetting the new adjusted treasure list and QM info.>>72428424 days in a row, with 2 double shifts. So, yes, overtime for the taxes to be removed with.
>>724262Shit, I'm late for Ryukusa!>[x] Finish your meal and take time to pray.
[X] Just sit and watch for now, enjoy this moment of peace.You watch the soft conversations, the warm discussions, your family moving and shifting as they conclude or finish one conversation and move to include others in conversation. No one is left un-talked to, everyone here is included save those who sleep. No one is bothered while eating, unless they chose to include themselves, at which point they are easily taken into whatever conversation, even if it is merely the nods and soft spoken words that indicate they are listening while not currently contributing. The core of your family seems to instinctively, automatically adjust to whatever their guests and friends are saying or doing or even needing at any given moment. It is odd to see how....how perfectly they maneuver and shift around and with each other. No one is neglected or ignored, no one is left out, and no one is forced to spend time with anyone they do not wish to spend. Uncanny, perhaps, if one didn't know their true nature as a kami in five parts. Amaterasu-Omikami has possessed at least two of them, and you have been told that one time you can call upon the power of the Goddess of Rice they are fragmented reincarnations of. You have to smile as you realize one of Inari's aspects is protector of home and guardian of the household. It is just so obvious now that you take a moment to see it. Continuing your meal, as per Kiki-hime's gentle demand, Kiki-hime excuses herself and then speaks to Yui-chan and Akari-chan separately for a short while, allowing Er Yin and Jinyuu-onee-sama, returning form her prayers, to speak with your newest seer. More oracle or visionary, rather. She isn't a seer of the same caliber as Jinyuu or Er Yin, but Fuuta-chan is an oni-child sorceress and a dream-visionary, which gives her a different sort of power than either Er Yin, Yui, or Jinyuu. The amount of Void connected people you have is starting to concern you a little. Things are coming together. It might be worthwhile to accept Hebiki Rishi as a student just to balance out the mount of void and water. Not that you might have any choices aside from obvious ones in that matter. Inau-kun and Kiku-chan are sitting on the couch, talking together, and Yuuhi wakes up, and starts eating again. Shoko has stopped snoring, and is sleeping peacefully and deeply next to you. You have a short while before you need to be with Yuuhi by yourself.  Mingle with Inau and Kiku. Go see what your wife and subordinates are up to. See how Fuuta is getting along. Slip away and go prepare for Yuuhi-chan. Call Chisato-chan, or Reiha-sama (pick one).
>>724316> See how Fuuta is getting along.Is she still soft? We should check
>>724316> Mingle with Inau and Kiku.
>>724316>[x] Mingle with Inau and Kiku.Ainu a best. Can you tell I just read through Golden Kamuy?
>>724329Would now be a good time to bring up we're interested in learning Ainu? Considering we remembered the name of that food dish despite never hearing it before (in this life) it'll probably be even easier then it would have been already.
>>724330Probably couldn't be to bad a time at least.
>>724316>[X] Call Chisato-chan,Welcome back XS
>>724316> Go see what your wife and subordinates are up to.
>>724316Also that image is really cozy...
>>724316> See how Fuuta is getting along.> Call Reiha-sama.
>>724334But if we go check on them it will spoil the surprise they have planned.
>>724316> Call Chisato-chan
>>724340Aren't you curious, anon?
>>724343Yes I am, but Ryu needs to learn patience.
>>724348>Ryukusa >patience You what?
[X] Mingle with Inau and Kiku.[x] See how Fuuta is getting along.[x] Call Chisato-chan.You finish your meal, and give thanks for it with head bowed and hands together, very softly. Only then do you rise and place your dishes away for the moment; you have no idea how chores will be taken care of, but you suspect Kiki-hime will manage something. You mostly think that because she seems to have a very strong hold over the household, even though technically she's the principle and supposedly under guard. In the home, however, she seems to have almost more weight than you do. Probably because she's cuter than you, as opposed to more beautiful. You're mostly elegant. You walk over to Inau-kun and she blushes a little at the view of your bare belly given by the slightly too-short sweatshirt you are wearing, but she doesn't burst any blood vessels yet. Kiku-chan looks up at you expectantly. “I don't mean to interrupt the cuisine discussion, but I did have a question.” The look of bemusement that Inau-kun has is counted quite readily by the nonplussed look Kiku-chan gives you. “Would you both be willing to teach me how to speak Ainu?” Their expressions change, looking almost chagrined or even worried. “That shouldn't be a particularly strange request, you know.”“When I was growing up it was illegal to speak it, teach it, or even admit that the language existed, aniki,” Kiku-chan points out. “Even today there is some controversy about how pure the language remains.”Inau nods as you kneel next to them as they stay on the couch. “Even my own understanding of my native tongue is more a case of my mother's gifts making me retain more of the language than I perhaps would have otherwise. I suspect Shoko and Yuuhi would actually be better to learn from....”You can't help but smile. “Learning Ainu from a half-oni, and a somewhat unusual nogitsune-born?” Inau-kun colors, embarrassed and Kiku-chan hides her lips behind her sleeve. “There are many things I will and would like to learn from them, but a foreign language is not one of them.” Inau-kun bows her head. “Ah, please excuse me!” You shake your head, and gently lift her up.Kiku-chan is still considering it, and then asks softly, “Is there a particular reason you wish to know this language? It is not merely to spy upon our conversations, because you could do so with a translation book.” Unwholesomely aware, as expected of your priestess. Admit that it is your mother's tongue. It's more that you want to be polite and speak to everyone properly when you need to. It's more fun to eavesdrop in a language you understand, silly matchstick. Mostly because you need to do things, and half your family speaks it. Not a particular reason, just many small ones.
>>724355> It's more fun to eavesdrop in a language you understand, silly matchstick.> Mostly because you need to do things, and half your family speaks it.But really because> It is your mother's tongue.
>>724355 Admit that it is your mother's tongue.
>>724355>[x] It's more fun to eavesdrop in a language you understand, silly matchstick.>[x] (Bully Kiku)>[x] Not a particular reason, just many small ones.
>>724355>Lots of small reasons Also, I don't know, just that we're a reincarnation of a kamuy as opposed to a kami.Though>Admit that it is your mother's tongueIs a good reason to only ask now
>>724355> Not a particular reason, just many small ones.> Admit that it is your mother's tongue.
>>724355>[X] Admit that it is your mother's tongue.>[X] Not a particular reason, just many small ones.>[x] (Bully Kiku)
>>724355> Admit that it is your mother's tongue.> It's more that you want to be polite and speak to everyone properly when you need to.> It's more fun to eavesdrop in a language you understand, silly matchstick.
[XXX] Admit that it is your mother's tongue.[X] Not a particular reason, just many small ones.[X] It's more fun to eavesdrop in a language you understand, silly matchstick.[+] Because Kiku-chan is fun to tease, of course.Aside from the fact that Kiku-chan is quite correct – you can translate almost anything you hear in minutes with a proper grammar guide and a good translation booklet – actually learning the language and speaking it is more involved than simply looking up phrases and meanings. Especially for Water dragonettes and oni-children. You curl your legs beside you and rest your arms across Kiku's slim thighs, making her grip the couch and straighten in alarm. Her feet don't even reach the floor. “Well, would I need any better reason than to whisper how much you are loved in your ear in your own tongue, Kiku-chan?” you murmur in a sultry voice, as her hair wafts up in the burst of hot air along her body. Her sleeves flutter and billow, and you run your talon-tip up her thigh slowly. “Besides, it's so much easier to eavesdrop on my more-than-half Ainu clan if I actually understand their language, you know. I would love to hear Er Yin singing you a lullaby in Ainu as we press on you from both sides~” You are forced to stop because helping poor Inau-kun to stanch the blood that is coming from her nose is kind of important; her clothing stains easily! “Ah, gomen, gomen!” You apologize more to the family who nearly panicked on behalf of the poor demigod, and hand her a damp cloth. Once everyone has calmed a little you continue. “Really, there are a number of reasons, Kiku-chan. I mean, the ones I mentioned ARE reasons-”“....hentai dragon....”“But more....it is something many of our family speaks, and it is a beautiful language, but really....” You consider carefully. “It is the tongue my mother speaks, you know. She is apparently Ainu. Which I suppose isn't really a surprise, or shouldn't be, but it was anyways.” Sadly, while you may not truly trust Himeyuri on many things, this you do believe. Then the realization of why you should really learn the language hits you, as you hadn't expected it to. Because....well. “I would like to greet her in her own language, miko-chan. It would make me feel better, to have that connection with her, when I have none now.” It hurts to realize that fact. It never occurred to you that you were missing more than a father, or any siblings. Your blood family grew suddenly, out of nothing....and you have only just realized it.
>>724430Kiku-chan is looking down, serious, while Inau-kun looks like that's the nicest thing anyone has ever done for anybody, despite the tissue in her nostril. “I will teach you, Ryukusa-sama. I would be....remiss in my duties to you if I did not.” Kiku-chan looks at you, and there is a softness in her expression, a gentle look that you very rarely see upon her delicate face. Even when she capitulates to your requests, she usually looks more stern, more imperious. Inau-kun nods slowly, agreeing to teach you as well, but she sees how serious Kiku-chan is, and curbs her obvious enthusiasm for the task.At this moment, Kiku-chan looks at you with gentle sympathy, your request having hit home in a much deeper way than you had expected for some reason, perhaps many reasons.. baka matchstick, now you're going to make me cry. thank her and excuse yourself with a smile. hug her and Inau-kun respectfully and thank them. kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart. bow in thanks and excuse yourself politely.
>>724439> kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart.
>>724439> kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart.> bow in thanks and excuse yourself politely.
>>724439> baka matchstick, now you're going to make me cry.> kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart.
>>724439>[X] baka matchstick, now you're going to make me cry.>[X] hug her and Inau-kun respectfully and thank them.
>>724439>[x] hug her and Inau-kun respectfully and thank them.>[x] kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart.D'awww
>>724439 baka matchstick, now you're going to make me cry. kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart.Hello XS.
[XX] kiss their hands and thank them from the bottom of your heart.[X] hug Kiku and Inau-kun respectfully and thank them.[X] baka matchstick, now you're going to make me cry.You take each of their hands and lift them in yours – taking a tiny bit of extra care with Inau-kun's hand, as it is in your left. “Thank you very much, Kiku-miko-chan, Inau-hanta-kun....” Each hand is delicately, gently kissed, between their ring finger and their index finger, the touch of your lips as soft and warm as you can make it, in deference for the gift that they have given you in this matter. Because it is a gift – from you, to the woman who gave birth to you. A person you didn't even know still lived until recently. Inau-kun mouths the odd addition to her name, and Kiku-chan gives a slight shake of her head and taps the young huntress on the shoulder with her tail to distract her from the confusion that the title causes. You politely ignore that happening, and gently squeeze their hands as you rise, feeling your wife approaching you from behind. Rising, you give each of them a warm and reciprocated hug (albeit with squirming reluctance on your priestess' part), which attracts some attention (more attention?) from the rest of your family, who nonetheless respect the situation and don't interfere.“Enjoy the day off, you two,” you say softly, smiling gently for them. “If you will excuse me, I'm going to go get my tears dried by Hime-chan.” They both bow slightly, Inau still somewhat confused, and Kiku-chan once more insusceptible and annoyed, though you can see the concern in her golden eyes. Seriously, she's a prime example of what happens if you make a face to long.Kiki-hime is indeed approaching you, her hands tucked into her sleeves, a mischievous smile on her lightly painted lips.  Embrace her casually, see what's up. Gently lead her away from the other two, this seems like something personal. Kiss her hand and rub your cheek against it; you'll feel better. Take her hands and draw her close, let her see your brave face. Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.
>>724497> Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.
>>724497>[x] Embrace her casually, see what's up.
>>724497>[X] Kiss her hand and rub your cheek against it; you'll feel better.
>>724497> Embrace her casually, see what's up.> Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.
>>724497> Take her hands and draw her close, let her see your brave face.> Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.Always got time for Hime-chan.
>>724497>[X] Kiss her hand and rub your cheek against it; you'll feel better.>[X] Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.
>>724497 Embrace her casually, see what's up. Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.
[XXX] Have her walk you to the shrine, you really do need to prepare soon.[XX] Embrace her casually, see what's up.[X] Kiss her hand and rub your cheek against it; you'll feel better.Reaching for her hand prompts her to offer it, instinctively polite and receptive to the social niceties as she is. Taking her hand in yours, you delicately kiss it, with no less intimacy, but somewhat less reverence. Even as you move closer you raise the back of her hand to your cheek, feeling the warmth of her skin and inhaling the scent of cherries that she seems to carry with her like a constant companion. You once thought it was her rinse, but no, it is actually her scent. And her warmth, her scent, is exactly the kind of comfort you need at the moment. “Kiki-hime, what may your husband do for you?” She giggles as you release her hand to fondly embrace her. “I have a request for you, otousan.”“Mmm, sounds ominous,” you murmur, though it totally doesn't. “Walk with me, my lady, and we shall see what dire consequences we can heap upon you for your temerity!”She giggles and shakes her head. “Ryu-chan, you totally can't make that sound threatening.”“I know, something about being all curvy and having a contralto voice just ruins the anime-villain soundtrack, really. But I do keep trying!” She shakes her head and wraps her arm about yours as you walk down the hall towards the small room set aside as a shrine for any and all who might live or visit here. “What may this useless lizard do for her princess?”She lightly swats your arm, and smiles at you. Something seems to click, and she tilts her head. “Are you okay, Ryu-chan?” Yes, just realized something weird. Mostly, kasan; I'll be fine. Eh....still deciding really. Sort of? I mean....well.... Not at the moment, but I'll recover quickly.
>>724542>[x] Yes, just realized something weird.Better talk about it!
>>724542 Yes, just realized something weird.
>>724542>[X] Not at the moment, but I'll recover quickly.
>>724542> Yes, just realized something weird.
>>724542>[X] Yes, just realized something weird.
>>724542>[x] Yes, just realized something weird.
>>724542> Sort of? I mean....well....> Yes, just realized something weird.
>>724542> Yes, just realized something weird
Looks like everyone realized something weird!I do look forward to learning more about her mother in the future.
>>724572Betting we have a horribly sexy mom.
[X] Yes, just realized something weird.It takes you as moment to frame your thoughts in a manner that won't overwhelm her. “Well, I realized two things. No, that's not quite true; I found about them recently, but the understanding just now came over me. Most – nearly all – spirit-children are partly or wholly orphans, you kno9w, right? It's the nature of our parents to split up before we're even born, just because of what we are.” She nods, understanding. “It's something we get used to early on, just because it's a fact. I've never really met a spirit-child who hasn't coped with that situation....” She was much more active with your school mates, much more familiar with them. It would only make sense for her to see that aspect of their lives in detail. “Well, I found out yesterday – last night – my mother is Ainu. And she's alive. Living with my father.” She looks confused, and then it hits her, as it hit you. “You're not an orphan at all!” You shake your head, agreeing with her. “I thought my mother was dead and my father had retreated into the spirit world completely, but the dragon I thought was my father isn't, and my mother is alive, in Ryugu-jo, living with my real father. And she's from a culture I know very little about, and I'm only now realizing how tightly I am tied to that culture.” She glances back at the living room as there is a soft burst of laughter, an excitable Yuuhi-chan expounding upon some bit of insanity while Kiku-chan's temper ignites a hot debate.“She hugs your arm and you look at her in surprise. “That's wonderful Ryu-chan!” You blink in surprise. “You actually get to meet your real parents, both of them, at the same time! That's something that almost never happens!” Let your Water Eyes open, because you're really not sure where she's getting this from; your own viewpoint is quite a bit different than what she seems to think of the entire situation. Kiki-hime, raised by a dedicated and influential father but lacking all but the most vague stories of her mother, sees such a reunion as a wondrous thing, a good thing in the midst of all the bad things that happen around you, to you, and will happen because of you. This one small thing is, to her, like a gift, and is a rare occurrence among the spirit-children: the opportunity to meet both parents, in a situation where they at least are together by choice, instead of separated by fate, necessity, nature, or sheer chance. Despite everything else that disrupts your strange, dangerous, and to her, cruel life....you have a unique, wonderful opportunity that can only be dreamed of by most of your family.  She's right, and you'd be a fool to think otherwise. Gently correct her perception about this situation. Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point. Take it in stride, and make it something to meditate on. That's....something you hadn't really considered.
>>724602>[x] Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.>>724596Ryukusa wouldn't approve calling her mom sexy! Probably.
>>724602What there are thoughts on the matter before now?
>>724602>[X] That's....something you hadn't really considered.>[X] Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.
>>724607>Ryukusa thinks fast. Her emotions might not catch up for a bit.
>>724602> That's....something you hadn't really considered.> Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.
>>724602> Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.> Take it in stride, and make it something to meditate on.
>>724602>[X] That's....something you hadn't really considered.>[X] Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a pointFeel a slight anger at finding out there is another person that abandoned us to our fate at the hands of the snake, a sadness of time lost or joy for the opportunity to find something you never have.
>>724602> Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.> Take it in stride, and make it something to meditate on.> That's....something you hadn't really considered.
>>724608Wait shit, as great as all this sharing is, this doesn't seem like the right mindset for tantric sex at all!
>>724635Well there's still a little bit more time, anon! Alternatively, let the tantric sex itself be the mind-cleanser.
>>724602 Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.> Gently point out that what she brings up may not be the case, but we'll leave the possibility open if that's what it turns out to be.
[X] Take it in stride, and make it something to meditate on.[XX] That's....something you hadn't really considered.[XXX] Share your thoughts on the matter, though she has a point.[+] Okay, that's an unusual idea, and while it may not be the case, you really will take a good look before judging.You let your Water Eyes close, and think about her feelings and thoughts on the matter seriously, comparing them to those you have had so far. It takes the space of a few heartbeats of course....From your point of view meeting your mother will be like meeting a complete stranger, made more so by the fact that you were literally told exactly nothing about her other than she was dead. Yet being where she is, with whom she is with, she will undoubtedly have been able to find out anything she wished to know about you if she wanted to. You haven't a clue if she would even want to. No, that's not true....your sister mentioned that she was given your name by your mother, specifically so someone could make offerings and give you prayers if you died. So she obviously cares, and not a small amount to have given your name to someone as strange and dangerous as Ryuu Nabiki became – to say nothing of the risk that contacting your elder sister while she was within Clan Ryo would have been while you were a child under Oba-san's care. That doesn't necessarily mean that she and your father didn't abandon you to your fate, unfortunately, but it does put a somewhat stranger spin on it than if you had gone with your own feelings and perceptions alone. “It is a good point, Hime-chan,” you murmur as you open the door to the shrine room for her. She bows twice before it, as do you, and you enter together. “But that also brings up a lot of strange questions. How do I treat someone who allowed me to be used, abused that way by Oba-san?” She blinks, and then frowns slightly. “I realize that Ryujin Owatatsumi is a Great Kami, and therefore his reasoning is unfathomable to a little dragon like me, but my mother went out of her way to contact my elder sister – not Jinyuu-onee-sama, but my REAL sister.”Kiki-hime gapes at you. “Well, Jinyuu-onee-sama is still onee-sama, but yes, I have an elder sister. She is a demigod, and apparently holds the power of Aokigahara in check. I used the Wishing jewel to help her return from being a youkai.” Her expression brightens and she laughs at you. “What?!”
>>724671“You can't even help it, Ryu-chan. You sacrifice a sacred jewel to save a sister you hardly know from being cursed, and you don't even think twice about it.” She smiles brightly, taking your hand and kneeling with you before the altar. “Oh, I thought about it. It was the only thing I could do to....” She simply looks at you, grinning. “Okay, yeah, you're right, I really didn't think about anything other than helping her. But this is a woman who gave birth to me....” She smiles even more brightly. Damn it. “You're right. I'll do my best to make sure her smile is protected, no matter what happened to me or to her.” She leans forward and kisses you on the forehead, giving you a benediction you honestly didn't think you'd need. She's absolutely correct of course. It doesn't matter what happened before, or what happens next – if she's safe, happy, and taken care of, that's really what matters....and what mother wouldn't be proud of a daughter like that? “I don't know how you do that,” you murmur softly.“Do what, Ryu-chan?”“Know me so well that you don't even need Wood Eyes to guide me in the right direction,” you admit, softly. You really will have to meditate on all of this, which isn't a bad thing, just something you hadn't really expected to have as a part of your life.“That's because Ryukusa is Ryukusa, and her family is her family.” she lifts her hands, indicating the building around you. “It doesn't take much to understand you at all, Ryu-chan. All you have to do is look at the people you love, and everything becomes very clear.” You smile, feeling quite a bit better, actually, because she's absolutely correct. Everything you've done, from start to finish, has been written out in four words. “You protect their smiles.”The door opens, and Yuuhi bows twice and claps her hands together in prayer. She is dressed in a soft, flowery kimono of white silk embroidered with carnations and lotus blooms.“What was it you wished to ask me, hime-chan?” you ask, recalling why she approached you in the first place.She smiles shyly, her cheeks blooming with heat. “I would like you to wear a dress for me.” You start to point out that you have warn dresses but she shakes her head. “An evening dress for me, later today. A very nice, Ryukusa-designed, evening dress designed for me.” That kind of brings you up short. ….Is there an occasion I should know about? ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right. ….Any particular reason – wait, that was what Kiku asked, never mind. ….For my princess, anything. ….I shouldn't, because I don't want it ruined, really....so, not tonight, Kiki-hime.
>>724674>[x] ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right.>[x] ….For my princess, anything.
>>724674> ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right.
>>724674> ….For my princess, anything.If it gets ruined, oh well. It's not like Ryukusa can't get more dresses, and an evening dress doesn't exactly have much importance whether symbolic or material.
>>724674>[X] ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right.>[X] ….For my princess, anything.>Quickly wrack our brain just in case there IS an occasion we should know aboutLike has it been exactly a month from something we did with Kiku?Also, we didn't tell her about Nabiki at all until now, despite doing that like... a week ago, right? We're pretty compartmentalized huh.
>>724674> ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right.> ….For my princess, anything.
>>724674> ….I shouldn't, but...for my princess, anything. ….Is there an occasion I should know about?
>>724674>[X] ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right.>[X] ….For my princess, anything. better be a super amazing dress we should poke about what its for at lest a little bit so she feels like we are curious about it.
>>724674>>724684I'll support this!
>>724684>Two days, three nights. Not even a week. >Also, she's not exactly someone you can visit casually just now.
>>724684it was a couple of days ago, like 2 or 3. but its pretty odd feels like we did talk to the family about it but the two generals attacked shortly after so maybe it got confusing.
>>724691Oh wow, Ryukusa has the most severe case of living in interesting times I've ever seen. Anyone else, or even Ryukusa without such a great support network, would have definitely had a nervous breakdown by now.
>>724684>Ryukusa is not as compartmentalized as you might think - she expects her niji-chan and Kiku-chan to disseminate information as they see fit to keep the family updated and safely informed - within reason.
[XX] ….For my princess, anything.[X] ….Not exactly what I expected....but all right.[+] IS there an occasion you should know about?You try and recall any dates, special occasions, or otherwise important milestones that may be worthy of such a peculiarly specific request. You can't think of any, even with the advent of the time trapped in a peculiar sort of Hell, a situation you think Kinashut Kamuy herself may have engineered for her own reasons. Nothing at all comes to mind.“Well, for my wife, anything that makes her happy,” you acquiesce, despite a faint misgiving about the wasted effort. Which is not something that you really consider it to be, only something that it will be later.….That's annoying.Yuuhi steps into the shrine, and you glance at her, smiling, then turn your attention back to your very, unusually, entirely too pleased wife. That special stupidly-in-love smile is plastered on her lips this time (and you know she's done the same to you more than once, so you know what it looks like) so you take advantage of the moment to kiss them. “It isn't entirely what I expected you to ask of me, but I should have something ready for you this afternoon, at the very latest. I may need a rest after Yuuhi-chan is done with me, mind you.”That brings an arch smile to your wife's lips instead. “Oh really? Anything I should know about?”“Aniki and I are going to have sex and then she'll be ready for anything,” Yuuhi says with utter aplomb, startling your wife into staring at her.“Sadly,” you explain, “she means exactly that.” Your wife turns to you, and sees your slightly regretful expression and breaks into giggles.“Well, then, I will leave it to Yuuchi-chan.” She stands, and gives your strange fox a hug, which surprises Yuuhi, and winks at you. “I have a date with Akari and Yui!” she says, teasingly over her shoulder, looking rather wicked and blushing despite her attempt at naughtiness.“Be gentle with Akari, Hime-chan.” That makes her stumble and she looks at you oddly, but you maintain your gently serious expression. Her consternation increases....and then her eyes widen as she realizes what you mean; she could hurt Akari quite badly, by accident, being of Wood as she is. She turns back to bow to you and Yuuhi, and you both bow to her, before Yuuhi joins you near the altar, kneeling. She shuts the door quietly behind her.Yuuhi-chan bows her head, clearly meditating or praying to the shrine, which is dedicated to a variety of kami and kamuy, though not specifically to you. Amaterasu-Omikami is of course the primary deity represented in this one, along with Kamuy Fuchi. Meditate and prepare yourself. Give your prayers as appropriate, though you have been praying a lot. Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus. Wait until Yuuhi is done, and then ask politely exactly what this is about. ….chase down that stray worry and kill it dead.
>>724737>[x] Meditate and prepare yourself.Prepare for maximum sex!
>>724737>[X] Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus.>get ready
>>724737> Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus.
>>724737> Meditate and prepare yourself.> ….chase down that stray worry and kill it dead.
>>724737> Meditate and prepare yourself.
>>724737> Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus.> Meditate and prepare yourself.
>>724737>[x] Meditate and prepare yourself.>[x] Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus.>[x] ….chase down that stray worry and kill it dead.
>>724737> Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus.> Wait until Yuuhi is done, and then ask politely exactly what this is about.> ….chase down that stray worry and kill it dead.
>>724737 Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus. Meditate and prepare yourself. Wait until Yuuhi is done, and then ask politely exactly what this is about.
[X] ….chase down that stray worry and kill it dead.[XX] Send a quick thought to Kiki-hime; she should put out Rie's octopus.[XXX] Meditate and prepare yourself.You have only been home a single night, really, so you send a quick thought to your wife through the Void. (Could you do me the kindness of setting out Rie's takoyaki please? Add a little hot sauce and just have someone set it on the porch for her.) The warm amusement of your wife's response settles into your heart, and makes you feel all cute and fluttery inside. The fact that she will have someone else do the actual placement makes you feel even better; she won't take any unnecessary risks and that's a very good thing.Meditation comes easily to you. Or rather, it did, before you became a demigod. Still you try your level best, and it works for a while. But the flickers and flashes of that shadow over your household, that annoying little twitch of darkness that seems to come up out of nowhere is starting to get on your nerves.“It's a future,” Yuuhi says out of nowhere, startling you into opening your eyes. The diminutive nogitsune-born still has her head down, her ears tilted forward. “You will feel and see things before they happen, in very small ways. More often than before, aniki. It's your Water being fed by the other elements.” You frown faintly but before you can ask, she answers. “The more balanced your elemental nature is, the stronger your basic element becomes. Everyone holds all the elements, but you are Water yourself. Oni-children have the same thing happen. Only Oni and Dragons have elemental natures that they pass to their children.” That seems reasonable. She falls silent and you leave the future where it belongs, concentrating on the here and now for a while. Your eyes open of their own accord, and you know it's beginning. Yuuhi rises, saying nothing, and slowly discards her robe, revealing the sleek, pale body underneath, her tail waving back and forth slowly, her ears perked. Her glowing eyes look down at you as she gestures for you to stand.You do so, shedding your own clothing slowly. She lowers her hands, and a wreath of Ghost Fire, pale and green in the relative darkness of the candlelit shrine rises from where she stands. It slide up her body as she lifts her hands, and you realize she's purifying herself with it. Following suit, you do so as well, the ocean water rising along your body, cleansing you of any impurities, spiritual and not. When you are both done, she looks at you and speaks softly, her eyes bright, aware, intense.
>>724830“Sex between women is normally a mystic null, Ryukusa-dono. There is no masculine energy to generate any force, and Yin cannot strengthen Yin, nor weaken it.” Her hand rises and you mirror her, lacing your fingers with hers. “That which is empty remains empty when filled with emptiness. But you are not just Yin....you hold the Jing of Horobi, the essence of Yang in the destructive power. Yin can be destructive, but it's destruction is...” Her other hand rises and you lace your fingers with hers once more. “....passive. The death by drowning, the loss of air, the life that fades slowly. So sex with you can be a thing of power that gathers Yang to you, strengthens your Yin as you do so. You, only you, can do this with us.” You nods slowly, understanding what she means. She slowly presses her body to yours, and before she kisses you, whispers one last thing. “You cannot have a climax with this, Ryukusa-dono. You have to retain the strength and power of it for yourself. So you must give, and give, and give, and receive and receive and receive, but you may not be fulfilled.” You swallow, and nod. This might be harder than beating up oni. Rie needs this from you, though, you know that now.Wait, what?!….the future. The NEAR future.….kamidamnit. >To Be Continued....
>>724837Huh.Thanks for writing XS!
>>724837Thank you for running, XS.
>>724837Huh. So wait, does that mean our path is becoming more and more set if we're getting involuntary bursts of precognition, and Water Precognition can't be changed?
Thank you for playing and reading.I will stay a short time to answer any questions, and your patience is much appreciated.
>>724855What did you think of Shin Gojira?
>>724855Thanks for running XS. Any idea when the next thread will be?
>>724854No, because you're not actively seeking these visions. It's a combination of your stronger Void tendencies and your Water based prescience combining.It's a common issue that most enlightened immortals have to deal with as well; Yuuhi has demonstrated the capability herself.
>>724859I nejoyed it a lot. Quite a different take on the ideas (though the sporadic bursts of Evangelion music gave away a lot of that). I found the slightly satiric Japanese bureaucracy interesting as well.Also, Gojira was seriously disturbing in many of his appearances. Got me all excited.
>>724862Well that's a relief.Were you originally planning on having the talking to Inau and Kiku prompt involve Ryukusa's desire to learn Ainu?Also, did the 'treat' you mentioned earlier happen and I'm too tired to see it, or is that later?
>>724860I have two more double shifts and more training of people the rest of this week, so it must be next week, regardless of what I want. But I will have days off so things should be back to normal soon.
>>724867The treat will come up next thread., without fail.The clue is in Kiki-hime's POV thread.
>>724875Yes - it's here, a little lower than usual. I added changes and posted the wrong one with missing info, so deleted and reposted. >>724289
>>724264>Kiku is 4' 1” for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.>4' 1">>724289>http://pastebin.com/Z53TyK0N>Kiku is 4' for ever and ever. Lesbian submissive.>4'C'mon XS, give her a break, all this rapid growing and shrinking can't be healthy.
>>724887I'll get it right, I promise!
any other questions will be answered in the PST morning, as I have a trainee tonight and will not have time to access interwebs. Take care - and thank you all again.
Thanks for running! Sorry i'm late.
What are we going to do once the family rest is over? Chinese demon hunting?
>>727675It'll probably be about time to get working on our Very Important Job, yeah.
>>727675This is the plan, yes.
>>727916No, it's my evening. My morning begins at 10 pm, and my day ends at 2-5 pm. But good morning.
>>727975The noise would kill me if I tried to sleep those hours, haha. It's not a problem for you?
>>727983I live in a semi-rural area, and have perfected noise blocking through white noise, cardboard, and egg cartoning. Meditation and insomnia help enforce sleep.
>>727992Damn, I dunno if insomnia is the healthiest method for finding sleep. But whatever works, huh.
>>727997It's better than not sleeping at all for days at a time.
I'm not sure I understand the "cannot climax" part.
>>730801Tantric sex is a form of meditation. Plus women can edge, too.
>>730861Fair enough, but is it like "you must not climax from tantric sex" or "you are not able to cum for as long as we do this" ?
>>730801>>730861 is correct; the purpose of the experience is to collect and maintain her Jing energies so they can be transformed and focused into Chi or Shen energies. she has plenty of Jing energy, but it really isn't DOING anything, especially since she's immortal already. So the purpose of the Tantra ritual is to give her extra Shen and/or Chi to work with. Apparently Yuuhi thinks she will be needing the extra power.
>>730998Specifically, for this ritual, she is not allowed to climax. It's a life force (Jing) cultivation method for men, though women can use it as well to different effect. In this situation Ryukusa is being male rather than female, so she doesn't get to 'get off' in order to transform the Jing she would ordinarily be spending during sex into another type of energy. (This is also commonly done in certain Kundalini rituals.)
>>724887ErYin is just bullying an extra inch out of her sometimes
The Question Is: Would you like a POV from Er Yin?Would you like a POV from Inau-kun?Would you like a POV from Soomi (Detective-san's nogitsune companion)?Would you like a POV from Chisato?
>>746644On one hand I wanna know what Soomi and Detective-san have been up to.On the other hand I would love to "see" things from Er Yin perspective.But on the tail end I have to follow my heart and throw a vote for Inau-kun.
>>746644Yes, yes, yes and yes. But if you're asking about preferences, I suppose I'd have to go with Soomi. It's a character we aren't familiar with in a situation largely separate from the main casts experiences.
Oh, and yes, there will be a thread this week. Maybe, if I am lucky, two.
>>746644While I like them all, Soomi sounds fun.
>>746644Yes.Only one? I gotta go with Er Yin.
>>746644As >>746691 suggests, I would also like to know about all of them. However, Er Yin can wait (no bully), Inau can too (some bully), Chisato doesn't need us juuuust yet.So that leaves Soomi
>>746644Also, is that a picture of Er-Yin bullying a completely innocent Oni who does not need to be punished in any way, shape, or form?
>>746840Here is some context.http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1836254The notes are rollover.
>>746871Wow, you do NOT bully her possessions.
>>746644>Would you like a POV from Soomi (Detective-san's nogitsune companion)?>Would you like a POV from Chisato?How am I supposed to choose between these? I'm a sucker for watching the "mundane" side of things adjust to half their worldview quietly slipping out of town in the dead of night.
>>747294Less choosing between than interest checks in general. I usually go through one of these votes every few months before writing POV changes for an episode (or two) in upcoming weeks. I keep general track of the interest taken in all of the characters.
>>747747Order of interests is: Soomi > Er Yin > Chisato > Inau-kun. I'm not going to say that every single thing you will ever write is good, but 95% of it probably will be.
>>746644>Chisato >Inau-kun>Soomi >Er YinNot that I would not love Er Yin or Inau but it feels like we have a better understanding of them. Soomi might be interesting but since we dont know much about him I care less then that a do about Chisato.
"Why not Yuuhi?"Well....It would honestly be the most boring POV to write while having some of the most bizarre choices.You see Yui talking Kiki about something concerning clothing. Akari turns red as she replies to something Yui asks. Kiki seems pleased with herself. They are going to do something nice for Ryukuza.  Nap. Ask Shoko and Inau if they're planning to date. Distract Ryukusa in fifteen minutes by entering the shrine. Be Yuuhi.
>>749776I dunno, XS, I think it could make for some pretty crazy slice-of-life. It might be similar distance from your Ryukusa style as Dramatic Princess was. Just gotta be in the mood for it.
>>749776http://dynasty-scans.com/series/bright_and_cheery_amnesiaAlso, have amnesia lesbians.
>>750763>http://dynasty-scans.com/series/bright_and_cheery_amnesiaThat was hilarious, I wasn't aware the author had continued it.
>>750763>OngoingWelp, that's in Bookmarks>Comics now.