The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

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The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:42 pm

A week before, Raika had passed by Otoha, a single phrase dropping from her lips:

"Omoi's birthday is next Tuesday."

And then the sennin went on with a smile, knowing that the dragoness wouldn't have thought to tell her beloved that little fact....




The bed was comfortable, Otoha was next to her, sleeping surprisingly well for once, and all was good.

She snuggled sleepily closer to her beloved, resting her head against his shoulder, a smile gracing her lips as his arms instinctively brought her closer....

A soft sigh of contentment escaped her lips, stray thoughts floating through her mind.

She didn't want to have to wake up.

Today was her hatching day, wasn't it?

Oh well.

Back to sleep.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:22 pm

Stirring a moment after his beloved, Otoha reached under the pillow, slipping out a small pocket watch. A bit of Taiyon reflected off the watch's face, showing the time. A few hours before sunrise, still... perfect. After lightly pressing his lips to Omoi's to wake her once more, he pulled back and smiled slightly in the darkness of the room, letting a faint amount of Taiyon focus into his palms to provide a bit of light.

"We're going out for a bit," he stated softly, a faint grin tugging at the corners of his mouth.

He had been planning for a week now, and had managed to slip away from Omoi a few times throughout the last few days to prepare. She didn't attach much significance to birthdays and the like, but he found it hard not to; honestly, it made it that much easier to surprise her, when she didn't expect much to begin with.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:37 pm

A soft purr rippled in her chest as her eyes opened once more, shimmering sapphire meeting glittering gold, a soft smile on her lips.

She didn't mind waking up to this.

"We're going out for a bit."

She raised an eyebrow in amusement, leaned towards him so that their lips met once more in a sweet kiss, and pulled back with a soft smile.

"'k." She sat up slowly, languidly stretching her arms over her head before relaxing with a sigh, sapphire eyes following her beloved as he climbed out of bed and moved to his closet to get dressed.

It seemed the peaceful night had let her lower her guard far more than usual, leaving her... definately not alert when she woke up.

With a roll of her shoulders, she shifted her scales to form a kimono of varying shades and hues of blue, whispy clouds and dancing dragons flowing across the scale-fabric. A pair of apparently wooden sandals appeared on her feet as she swung her legs over the side of the bed to stand up, leaving her long, silky hair hanging free.... They probably weren't going on a mission, with her beloved's behaviour, so she was letting herself dress more casually.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:47 pm

"And this," he called over his shoulder, tossing her something over his shoulder. While he finished dressing, she would have time to inspect the cloth he had thrown her, a sapphire blindfold matching the tone of her hair. Tugging a semi-tight sleeveless black shirt over his head, he inspected himself in the small mirror set into the locker's door, before shrugging; it wasn't like they'd be going anywhere where his hair's appearance would be all that much of an issue anyway.

The smile he turned in her direction while she inspected the cloth seemed to say "humor me", even without him having to speak. It was simply for the purpose of keeping the surprise he had in mind, of course. He motioned for her to slip on the blindfold, before holding out his arms; asking her to fly blind seemed a little weird, and she hadn't complained the last time he'd had to fly her somewhere, rare as it was.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:55 pm

"And this," he said, tossing her a sapphire strip of fabric that her reflexes snatched from the air without thought.

Once again, she raised an eyebrow in amusement. Did he expect her to...?

Sapphire eyes turned back to her beloved, smiling in amusement as he made his unspoken request. So he was going to fly her somewhere, was he?

What's he up to...?

Omoi chuckled softly and tied the blindfold over her eyes before she rose, crossed the room, and touched her lips to his with pinpoint accuracy, slipping her arms around his neck as she broke the kiss and smiled.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:26 pm

"No cheating," he murmured softly, knowing all too well that her senses weren't going to be heavily impacted by cutting off her vision. Lifting Omoi into his arms and moving to the window, he braced one leg upon the edge, looking down and softly brushing his lips upon her forehead.

"Just focus on my heart beat... don't want to spoil anything."

A surge of chakra into his feet as he kicked free of the window sent the two soaring high into the air, easily clearing the remainder of the HQ. A low surge of fuuton sent them into a steep dive down the mountain side, rushing towards Kumogakure below. Unable to keep an excited grin from his face, Otoha finally spread his wings, sharply catching the air and sending them forward at a sudden angle. Months ago, such a manouver would have left his back aching for days, but that was the upside to having developed such a sturdy body; it took a lot to do some damage.

The slow, steady beat of his wings sounded through the otherwise silent night as he soared over the city. Omoi had probably already guessed where they were going, it was their favorite spot, after all. He'd made some changes in the past week, however; enlisting the help of one of his contacts who was skilled with fuuinjutsu to put a ward around the entire waterfall had been the smallest of which. The small, temporary sigil inked into his wrist flared up and faded away as they flew over the barrier's threshold, granting them entry. From below, a sudden glow of light; the barrier had been set up to not only keep others out, but to provide the illusion that nothing had changed. On the inside, however, the area was practically glowing, millions of spheres of light floating freely within the barrier's confines, the result of day's worth of chakra being set loose. Seeing it now, with the sky still dark, he felt that it had been worth going home practically exhausted for the better part of a week.

Coming to a soft halt on the shore by the water, he released his wings and lightly set Omoi down, quickly glancing around the area. A few Taiyon spheres had gotten stuck within the branches of nearby trees, but the effect looked nice, like a swarm of lightning bugs. In a clearing not far from the water, where a break in the trees allowed a stunning view of Kumogakure in the direction of the sunrise, which was still a while off, he had set up a few blankets and the like, for comfort while they waited for the sunrise. Smiling, he reached out and slid the blindfold away from his beloved's eyes.

"Happy birthday, Omoi."
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:49 pm

"No cheating."

She chuckled softly, her smile widening at that gentle brush against her forehead, very much comfortable in her beloved's arms....

"Just focus on my heart beat... don't want to spoil anything."

She smiled, relaxed her head against his shoulder, listened to his heart beat and his breathing and his wing beats and focusing on his scent, feeling gravity and momentum pulling on their forms.

The roar of that familiar waterfall....

Her feet lightly touched the ground, her arms still wrapped around his neck..... He pulled the blindfold off of her eyes, dazzling lights floating through the air; so that's why he'd been so exhausted lately.

"Happy birthday, Omoi."

She laughed softly. "Raika?"

The reaction of his body confirmed it, and she chuckled again before cutting off any verbal response with a sweet kiss.

She hadn't really thought much of her hatching day, though she knew humans did, and she'd certainly taken an interest in her beloved partner's birthday.... How could she have thought that he wouldn't do the same for hers?

She drew back, released his neck and turned in his arms so that her back was against his chest, gently resting her head against his as she smiled....

"Thank you, Otoha," she murmured softly, gazing upon the lights and the view... it was beautiful. She turned her head, looked up at him, and smiled.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:07 pm

"Yeah... she told me about it last week. It's why I was running off so much."

Wrapping his arms around her body and holding her close, he smiled back, pleased that she liked it. The simple sight of her smile made it all worth the effort.

"That's not quite everything, though. The rest is a surprise."

Half of the rest was the sunrise, of course; that could hardly be rushed, not without trying to create a second sun, or something. He... honestly thought that he could if he had to, but waiting a few hours would be the smarter decision. The second half was something he'd been toying with off and on for months, something that Raika's revelation of his beloved's birthday had finally set a deadline for. He'd managed to finish it the previous day, hastily hiding it away in a pocket moments before Omoi had shown up.

"I thought it would be nice to relax and watch the sunrise together, it's been a while since we've been up to see it."
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:34 pm

"Yeah... she told me about it last week. It's why I was running off so much."

Her smile softened at the sight of his; Raika had given her a wonderful present.

Time with Otoha that was even more special than usual.

"That's not quite everything, though. The rest is a surprise. I thought it would be nice to relax and watch the sunrise together, it's been a while since we've been up to see it."

She hummed softly, a happy note, and one moment they were phased, the next settled comfortably on the blankets, the human-formed dragoness sitting lightly on her beloved's back and leaning back into him gently with a smile.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:05 pm

"Because walking is too difficult, love?"

A teasing grin; her tendency to use phasing for even the small stuff was always amusing. Then again, he tended to do the same thing with Taiyon rather than using an actual light, so he couldn't exactly judge. Reaching out, Otoha cupped one of the small spheres in his palm as it drifted by, before leaning back to tuck it into her hair. The effect was a little surprising, even for the one who had put it there.

"You're beautiful," he quietly stated, before realizing his mistake. "Not that you're usually not, I mean!"
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:44 pm

A giggling fit was the result of her beloved's quickly amended statement.

He was... adorable at times.

Absolutely adorable.

And he was hers.

She smiled brightly at him, the orb of light in her hair causing it to shimmer and making his golden eyes glow even more.

"And you're mine. Always."

Her lips met his, sapphire eyes gazing into gold for a moment before they both closed their eyes, the human-formed dragoness smiling against his lips.

These little moments.....

...were so very precious.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:00 pm

"And you're mine. Always."

Startlingly straight forward.

It brought a bright smile to his lips, to hear her state it so bluntly; she'd made claims to the effect before, but never so clearly.

Whatever reply he might have immediately had, however, was abandoned for the kiss, their eyes closing for a long moment.

Finally pulling away, he moved to take a seat opposite his beloved, reaching into a back pocket to pull something out with the soft sound of metal upon metal. After concealing whatever it was within his hand and motioning for her to lean forward, he hung the thin chain around her neck, his hand still hiding the bottom of it from view.

"It's not much," he began, a little embarrassed. "Just something I came up with in my free time." Never mind that said free time had taken months...

Letting his hand fall, he revealed the ring the chain ran through. He hadn't been sure about the actual sizing, so he'd just gone with a chain; she could always adjust the sizing with phasing or something. A thin band of dark metal, it seemed to gleam oddly in the light; of course she would recognize it as the same odd material which composed his armor. Getting a piece free in order to work it into a ring had taken a lot of effort; usually it it all just vanished with his armor. It left a distinct bond between himself and the ring, oddly enough; not that she couldn't already sense most of what he was feeling, but it would work a bit better no matter the distance.

The rest of the band was unimpressive, save for the small stone set into one side. A rounded sapphire, with a bit of Taiyon energy sealed within; blue and gold, forever linked. He smiled, hesitant.

"Like it?"
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:02 pm

Omoi smiled softly as she examined the ring; it was perfect.

And him being nervous about it made him even more adorable.

Sapphire eyes looked up to meet gold and she smiled, love and tenderness in her gaze.

"I love it." She chuckled softly. "Now get back here, love."

Although contradictory to what she'd said, she pounced, crossing the distance between them and surprisingly lightly knocking her beloved onto his back, making herself comfortable once more as a happy hum vibrated in her throat, her smile never leaving her lips as she gazed at him for a moment before resting her head on his chest, her smile widening as his arms wrapped around her....

Bliss.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:38 pm

A light sigh of relief, followed by a sudden exhalation as she knocked him over. After she'd made herself comfortable, he wrapped his arms about her body, unable to help matching her smile. Reaching up with one arm, while holding her close against his chest with the other, he pointed a finger towards a cluster of the light spheres, conducting them through the air with a few subtle motions.

"Definitely worth the work," he murmured softly, his eyes not on the light, but upon his beloved.




When the first hints of a glow began to peek over the horizon, he sat up, keeping Omoi within his arms and turning so that they faced the east. The two looked out across Kumogakure as the sun began to rise into the sky, its warm rays giving life to the village, bit by bit.
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Re: The Dragoness's Birthday (private)

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:41 pm

Sapphire eyes reopened an instant before the sun peeked over the horizon, leaning comfortably against her beloved as he sat them both up, two pairs of draconic eyes gazing out at the approaching light....

It had truly been far too long since she had done this.

The colors lighting up the sky and casting hues across their village.

The growing warmth of the sun on her skin.

...but the best part was still him, that his arms were wrapped around her, that his heartbeat was so close, that he was safe and unafraid....

That they were together.

Omoi smiled, humming once more as her hands rested atop his, stroking them ever so softly.....
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