Scarred Wings [Raika]

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The capital city of Raikou no Kuni, nestled between mountain peaks in the center of the country. Its altitude and location lead to common snowfall, though it is not necessarily cold throughout the year, clear days often leading to be as warm as summer. At the southern end of this star-shaped city lies a great stone bridge spanning a large lake, connecting to the road back down to the rest of the world. The home of both the Daimyo and Kamiza, the Onigami Compounds.

Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:22 pm

The last thing Maya could remember was walking home from shopping when suddenly a dark shadow fell over her eyes...that was it. When she woke up in Raika's guest room, Maya looked around with a confused look in her eyes. Her body felt sore all over, some places more than others but she was generally alright, enough to stand and immediately realize how naked she was. The girl looked around the room, it was completely unfamiliar however he should see traces of Raika's chakra, along with a hint of her father's own as well. She then noticed two things, the little dragon who had fallen asleep and did not notice her waking up and Ryuuchi's coat on the ground. She picked it up from the ground and checked if there was anything in them but all she found where her fathers bracelets and a pendant she had never seen before.

Maya hated making her own clothes out of her scales, she was quite good at it however she always felt naked while wearing nothing but her own scales, that was why she enjoyed buying clothes so much. However she loved using clothing made from her father's scales, it always felt like he was there with her when she wore them. She placed the trinkets down on the floor and started manipulating her father's coat, forming a light tank top and shorts. Next up...was finding where she was.

And she did, somewhat...more importantly she found her father in the balcony carrying Raika who seemed quite content in making out with him. The whole scene was so out of her world that she froze for a few seconds with eyes open wide and mouth half open.
Then like a click in her brain she shouted.

"What the hell are you doing Dad!?"

Her shout made Ryuuchi look from Raika, to Maya and then back to Raika...it wasn't the best moment for Maya to wake up to say the least.

"Maya...I can explain, we were drinking and then..."

He tried to explain but was quickly cut off by his daughter.

"You're taking advantage of a drunken Raika-san!?"

Maya shouted stepping closer to the two.

"Advantage? No, wait and listen to me Maya!"

But then Raika got into the mess of a conversation, saying Maya's name and making Ryuuchi release her. Furious red eyes focused on the other set of red as Raika wobbled to Maya, but then they shifted right back to the woman hugging her.

"Raika-san! Please wait a second!"

Maya pulled Raika off of her but kept holding the drunken sennin up. Her gaze shifted back to her father.

"Explain then..."

She didn't shout but her furious tone wasn't any easier to swallow.

"Hmm...when a man and a woman..."

Ryuuchi tried to joke around the whole explanation...because he didn't really know how to explain the whole situation to a Maya in such a state. The joke didn't sit well with Maya of course as she turned away from him, putting Raika's arm over her shoulders for support.

"Don't talk to me...perverted old man."

She said walking back inside and taking Raika to her room, leaving her father in the balcony...alone and sighing over the huge mess.

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:40 pm

"Ryuuchi?"

Raika was looking over her shoulder as Maya led her away, watching the man standing on the porch all alone sigh, getting farther and farther away.... And when they turned a corner, a sudden pang of lonliness hit her hard, and she stopped, sparks of electricity dancing harmlessly here and there across her skin.

Red eyes turned to look at her, and drunken brown stared stubbornly back for a long moment, unmoving even as the girl tried to coax her onwards....

"I kissed him."

The girl froze, and Raika forged onwards.

"He didn't kiss me, he was behaving just fine. It's not his fault. He was trying to take me back to my room so I could sleep all this off. Don't you dare blame him."

The sparks of electricity increased in intensity, and Raika pulled back from Maya to avoid shocking her, standing on her own two feet, a sudden fierce anger in those brown eyes as silent tears slipped down her cheeks.

"Don't you dare blame him after the hell he's been through."
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:36 pm

"Hell he's been through? What do you..."

The mention of her father's chagrin seemed to make something click in her mind. Her hands rose up to her head, grabbing a tight hold of it while her wide eyes focused on nothing. Inside her mind it sounded like rats were clawing at a wall right next to her, the sound getting louder and louder the more she tried thinking about what Raika had just said. The seal Ryuuchi had placed on her was still fresh, the memory loss had not been dealt with properly yet so it made it easier for the wall to start being torn down.

"She means the time Drake had control."

Ryuuchi said having followed the two out of worry and witnessing the scene. He calmly walked to Raika and his daughter, releasing a sigh as he grew near the brown eyed woman. Meanwhile the scratching on the wall inside Maya's head seemed to lessen considerably after hearing her father's words and seeing his figure approach them.

"Sorry Raika...and thank you."

He simply said with a smile, touching her forehead and applying the same genjutsu as before, putting her to sleep. As Raika's limp body started falling, Ryuuchi caught her, groaning due to the weight being applied to his still weakened body. His eyes turned to his daughter and his hand reached out to pet her in her white hair, the scratching stopped altogether.

"I'll explain everything after we put her to bed. Help me out here."

And so she did, the both of them carried Raika to her room, he left the room while Maya took care of Raika and he waited for her in the guest room. They talked all night, but it was all mostly lies mixed with truths on his part. He talked about how he had kept Drake at locked up for over half a decade, but how he took a moment of weakness on his part to take control again. In his story, Drake had gone back to his lunatic ways and ended up kidnapping her to steal her own demon to further increase his power but was soon stopped by friends of her father...names she had heard of in both his stories when she was a child and as legends growing up. He explained how he had to receive a massive amount of damage to his physical body in order for Drake to weaken enough for him to battle him...and how he was able to eventually kill the demon once and for all. Finally he explained that she had been taken by Drake a month before then and how he had kept her in a coma like state thus explaining her lack of memories of the ordeal and when they he was free, both of them were taken to Raika's house to be taken care her by her.

Thankfully Maya believed him, more than that even, she wanted to believe in it and was overjoyed when hearing about how her father was finally free from his demon. She saddened a bit again when he explained that his stay in Kumo should be kept a secret, because he was still a criminal to the public's eyes...but Ryuuchi reassured her that he didn't care about what others thought and that he would be fine as long as those he cared for knew the truth. And finally came the awkward part he wanted to avoid but Maya made sure to remind him, but he didn't go into detail...rather Maya didn't let him go into detail, she just laughed and pat his head, reversing their roles as father and child...telling him good luck, that he would need it. As they both went to their own rooms and got to bed, Maya felt relieved...Ryuuchi felt guilty for the lies, but told himself it was for the best.

They both slept soundly that night and when morning came around Maya had left the house, leaving a note on her futon...explaining that she'd be going to her mother's to explain the whole situation as she feared she would be in a panic over her daughter being missing for a month. She also added a message for each of them at the end.

"For Raika-san: Please have patience, he's dense."
"For Dad: Don't mess this up..."

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:18 pm

Raika clutched her aching head as she read the note, a bit of her worry fading as she read the extra notes for herself and Ryuuchi, a soft chuckle escaping her lips followed by a groan of pain.... She needed tea.

But first, she gently opened the door to his room a crack, peeking inside at his now-familiar slumber, smiling with relief when she saw he didn't seem to be having a nightmare and quietly shutting the door to make her way to the kitchen.



Raika let her thoughts wander as she nursed her tea, the headache of her hangover slowly easing away and making light seem less and less an enemy....

Why had she gone along with drinking alcohol when she knew she'd just end up drunk?

All of that snuggling, and that kiss....

She'd kissed Ryuuchi.

The woman groaned softly and facepalmed, feeling her burning cheeks. She could remember everything that had happened, from their time on the porch to Maya's discovery to the sennin's sudden anger in defense of her friend--friend? Was that even the right thing to call him anymore? Probably not--and then being knocked out again by Ryuuchi....

It looked like he'd cleaned up the mess somehow, at least....


She only had to close her eyes to feel the his warmth, the gentle pressure of his arms, his breath, the feeling of his lips on hers....


She was bright red and she knew it.

Raika downed the last of her tea before she turned to the cabinets and fridge, setting about making breakfast for two, opting to keep the food light to keep from upsetting Ryuuchi's stomach....




The table now held rice, miso soup, soy sauce, rolled omelettes, fish, and natto, the overall amount kept small enough for two people, as well as two cups of her personal blend of tea.

Brown eyes turned pupiless blue as she glanced in the direction of Ryuuchi's room, watching him stir, probably from the scent of the food....

And when he headed her way, blue eyes turned brown again, eventually meeting red for a moment before her gaze darted to the side, cheeks burning again despite her best efforts.

"...morning."
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:46 pm

He woke up from his sleep feeling very refreshed, those his body still hurt a bit the events of the night before and the simple fact that he had an actually comfortable place to sleep in just made his slumber that much better. He looked outside through the window, checking the sun's position to see around what time it was...he had slept for longer than he expected. Finally he closed his eyes and looked around, seeing Raika's signature in the kitchen and traces of Maya's chakra leaving the house not too long before. He immediately figured she left to go tell Hitomi, her mother, that she was alright...both he and Maya knew how much of a worrywart that women could get when it came to her daughter, though Ryuuchi was no better.

"Hey..."

He said with a smile when his met with Raika. He then saw what was on the table, it was rather traditional meal she had prepared, then again it had nearly everything he needed to speed up his recovery. He signaled to her with his head and they both sat down on the table, immediately starting to eat. Ryuuchi showed no restraint like before, quickly chugging everything into his mouth and down to his stomach, it was almost like he had a blade to his neck telling him to eat quickly...or that he had no manners...
However he paused a moment and looked at Raika, tilting his head ever so slightly and moving his hand to massage his neck.

"Raika...why don't we go for a walk after breakfast?"

He said while trying to use his best smile on her. The problem with the whole thing was that Ryuuchi was basically considered one of the worst living criminals around the nations, especially in Kumo...taking a walk in the street wasn't the best of ideas...however it had been so long since he had a nice and quiet walk, since he looked at the open sky without worry, since he casually interacted with others. It wasn't even about the torture, for a long time Ryuuchi refused to leave the facility or its vicinity ever since he had gained control from Drake...only going out occasionally but always with a purpose in mind.

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:53 pm

Brown eyes finally looked up from her food to meet his gaze, a frown on her lips as she thought over the request, setting down her chopsticks for a moment....

"You'd have to be in disguise...."

She stood, heading to the counter where the notepad and pencil lay, pulling off the top sheet with the incomplete meal plan before rapidly sketching on a blank sheet....

And when she had finished she pulled that sheet off of the pad, walking back to the table and giving it to Ryuuchi for inspection as she sat back down.

"You could use Henge to turn into that, with the cover story of being one of my closer cousins, which would of course mean brown eyes and brown hair, considering those are the most common traits in my clan.... Thoughts?"

The sketch was of a lean young boy, no more than 10 years old, with an already-developing swordsman's build.

"Also, slow down before you choke yourself."

A hint of a smile formed on her lips for the first time since he had arrived in the kitchen that morning before she picked up her chopsticks, nibbling some food as she waited for his response, a bit more relaxed now....
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:18 pm

Ryuuchi looked down at the sketch Raika handed to him. It was a good enough cover story, nobody would say anything about a child from part of the family staying at her place for a bit, he'd pretty much be able to walk around and blend into the crowed effortlessly. However the idea didn't settle well with him...

"Eh...that's cute...but I'm not turning into this."

He put down the chopsticks and bowl, smiled at Raika and stood up from his feet.

"Raika...how do you think I've been able to visit Maya all these years?"

A handseal followed and henge was used...however the change wasn't a big as one would thought. His was white and slightly longer, his eyes were a dark blue, his facial features were slightly changed, key points received the most change while others barely received any at all. His face was leaner, looked younger and handsomer than before. That was the disguise he had used ever since Maya was born, for a long time he was known as a traveling weapons merchant and was known by a different name...the name his parents had given him at birth, not even Maya knew the real meaning behind the name. The disguise itself was also quite meaningful as it was what Ryuuchi imagined he'd look like had Drake never awakened and he had followed a different path than that of a ninja. It also bared a resemblance to his older brother Kai. Though again...those were things he shared with no one.

"Howzit? I'm thinking weapon merchant friend of yours from out of town, staying at your place for a bit...let the neighbors gossip a bit about how you have you're living under the same roof as a man. Or would having rumors of an unknown lover ruin your reputation as Kumo's Saintly Mother?"

A mischievous grin crossed his lips as he looked at Raika, blue eyes meeting brown...awaiting her response.

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:42 pm

"Mm...."

Raika set her chopsticks back down, rising and approaching Ryuuchi was a glimpse of amusement in her brown eyes, her hand reaching up to lightly hold his chin for a moment, a light blush on her cheeks.

"Rumors tend to be a nuisance overall, especially when they spread like wildfire.... Though if you were a kid, I'd be more willing to spoil you in public."

She grinned, and her hand fell back to her side as she turned, heading back to her seat to finish her breakfast.

"If you want to use that Henge, though, feel free."

She was... slowly adjusting to this now. To him. To his new place in her heart. But... she would keep things slow, relaxed, only do something if it felt right.

No matter how much drunken memories of how good it felt to snuggle into his chest, to sit in his lap, to kiss him... popped into her mind.

Her gaze fell upon him as those thoughts lingered, noting that the Henge shared the shape of his lips before she caught herself, returning to her food with an increased blush and focus.
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:07 pm

"And a damn shame that will be...but I rather be seen with you as a man than as a child. Plus I like rumors, there's always a hint of truth in most of them if you look deep enough."

He liked teasing her, it was in his nature but most importantly he felt comfortable doing that simply because it was Raika.
He sat back down on his seat and, ignoring her previous warning, emptied the contents on his side of the table in a flash. He then quickly placed his hands together, thanked her for the food and got to his feet, not even waiting for her to finish. He was eager...far too eager than expected to go for that walk, for a hint of normality in his life.

As he waiting for Raika to finish he manipulated his scales, changing the shirt and shorts he had on into something more appropriate for going outside. A short sleeved open shirt with a T-shirt inside, a pair of denim like pants, thick boots, fingerless gloves and his usual long coat with the sleeves rolled up to his elbow...it was pretty much his style.




After both were ready, they set out of the house. The first step Ryuuchi took out of Raika's place, he looked up at the sky and brought his hand up to massage his neck. Soon his blue eyes shifted down at the crowed, it was a little before ten in the morning and the people were already rushing back and forth, though it wasn't as bad as a commercial area.
He then looked back at Raika as she locked the door still holding a big smile on his face. Immediately a couple of old ladies looked at the two, whispering something about how a man had just come out of the sennin's house. He could hear them perfectly and he held himself from laughing out loud.

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:27 pm

As Ryuuchi gobbled down the rest of his food, she sped up to her normal speed, chopsticks lashing out and food being swiftly chewed and swallowed, tea interspersed.

Soon she, too, was done, smoothly gathering up the dishes and placing them in the sink for later washing, running her fingers through her hair to get it settled before she joined him and they headed outside.




The door was locked, and as Raika turned she spotted first Ryuuchi, the man trying to keep from laughing, then the two old ladies, offering them a warm smile in greeting that immediately hushed them.

And then she gently patted him on the shoulder, gesturing for him to follow her....

In the midst of taking care of Ryuuchi, she hadn't been able to pay her respects.


After a good amount of walking through the crowded streets, Raika entered a building that was apparently a monument, the floor of black marble, pillars of white supporting the glass roof. In the center stood a life-like statue of a man with one hand over his heart and the other reaching for the skies, eyes of emerald gazing upwards with a smile.

The woman approached the statue without hesitation, her hand finding its way to the stone hand over a stilled heart, brown eyes saddening as she smiled.

"Sorry I haven't stopped by for the past few days, Fei.... This random guy and his daughter showed up bleeding on my doorstep, and I had to take care of them."

She chuckled softly, brown eyes turning a deep pupiless blue to gaze upon her brother-of-heart's chakra, still there after all this time... still alive.

"Find a way to fix this soon, you bird-brained idiot. I want my brother back," she murmured softly. "I only took a few months, and you've always been faster than me. Stop taking your sweet time already.... I'll see you later, Fei."

Her hands dropped back to her side, a blink turning her eyes back to their normal brown as she gazed upon that stone smile of his before she turned back to Ryuuchi, a silent ache in her eyes as brown met blue before she began walking past him, back out to the street, stopping just before she entered it and looking over her shoulder with a smile, the ache hidden away deep within.

"So, anywhere in particular you'd like to go?"
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:30 pm

Ryuuchi stood back, arms crossed and watched Raika as she payed her respects to the...not so dead, but not really alive Fei. One quick look from his doujutsu and he immediately noticed the chakra...there must have been something big to turn a man into such a state. What bothered him the most was the sad look Raika showed the whole time she was there, even masking it, similar to the night before.

When she asked him where too next he remembered something, he too had someone he hadn't seen...although while it had been a few days for Raika, it had been many years since he last visited them. He scratched his head while looking at Raika dead in the eye and told her exactly what was on his mind.

"Hmm...seeing you come here reminded me of something. I want to go to the main cemetery."

He saw Raika stop for a moment but then started walking again, telling him that the cemetery he was looking for was closer to the edge of the village and that they would have to walk for a bit...he answered that he didn't mind and that it was important.

Along the way Ryuuchi kept track of everything, around him, at times walking around with his eyes shut just to see the different chakra signatures around him...each and every one of them like a finger print, unique. It was perhaps his Sasaki nature, Ryuuchi like many of the Sasaki clan always had trouble remembering faces, but they never ever forgot someone's chakra signature, they had a kind of photographic memory when it came to that...his Kirinketsu bloodline on the other hand allowed for another sense to be used, smell.

"So...that was Fei Long? What happened to him...cause he sure ain't dead, I can tell that much."

He asked her as they walked...perhaps making her remember something sad was a horrible decision on his part, however curiosity got the better of him...

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:53 pm

Raika was quiet for a long moment before she slowed a bit, letting Ryuuchi come beside her and gently slipping her hand into his, lacing their fingers together, suddenly not caring about the chances of rumors as she sought out the comfort of his touch.

"The last time Kumo burned... we were attacked by an army of terrorists and mercenaries. So many civilians were lost, but not many of our shinobi.... I kept the Hospital from burning for the first part of the fight, then left it to my summons and joined in the chaos myself, heading for the center of the village where the high-level action was happening. I ran into Fei's daughter along the way, slowed down and helped her and the group following her fight.... When the action around them had died down I started moving ahead again. Fei was fighting with the guy leading the attack, but I never saw much of the battle.... And some point Fei appeared in front of me for a moment to drop off his unconscious daughter; the enemy must have grabbed her sometime after I left. So I took to the skies, healing her and getting a better view of things.... The enemy leader was skilled in Doton techniques, and apparently in their final clash Fei sacrificed himself to defeat him, ending up turning to stone. It wasn't an immediate thing, it started from the bottom and slowly made its way up, so he could say his final words.... I could only sit there and watch, unable to save him, and he was just smiling and trying to cheer everyone up the whole time.... The position he's in now is something he chose before he fully turned to stone."

She fell silent then; there was more to the story, but she didn't want to look any further on her past mistakes right now.

The entrance to the graveyard was a simple wrought-iron gate within a stone arch, the area itself expansive, one of the few green places in the city carved out of a mountain. So many tombstones....

Brown eyes fell upon ones belonging to people she had known, people she had treated, people she had held dear.... And she paid silent respects to them as she followed Ryuuchi amidst the graves, her hand still holding his, taking comfort in his warmth.
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:48 am

Ryuuchi listened to the story quietly and attentively. His curiosity had been sated but he left a strong pang of guilt in the back of his mind for making her remember such tragic memories. Another feeling of guilt arose when he thought that asking such things had rewarded him with her hand, the guilt came from how good it felt.

When they arrived at the cemetery Ryuuchi looked around and closed his eyes as Raika paid her respects. He wasn't sure how or why but for some reason he could feel perfectly well where he had to go. He walked ahead of her but made sure to look back to see if she had followed him and she did.
By the time they arrived at one of the corners of the cemetery they saw around fifty graves that all looked the same and two at the front that were bigger and had more elaborate designs. The others had many different names, the family name "Sasaki" being amongst most of them however at the front two names stood out "Aiko Sasaki" and "Keiichi Sasaki" his parents. Ryuuchi closed his eyes and took a deep breath before dropping down and sitting down in front of the two graves, his head bowing for a few moments and the he looked up at the gravestones, staring at them with his dark blue eyes.
Raika had brought up painful memories because of his stupid question...it was only fair he did the same...though he wanted to tell her regardless.

"My mother died when I was born...well not really when I was born but I was told she died a few minutes after. It was during Oniryuu's attack on my clan's main house, they say the fight was brutal and he was only driven back through a miracle. Problem was one of the wounds my dad made caused it infect me and Drake was born. I don't really remember much, my memories are a mess...but I do know that I spent the first eight or so years normally. Then one night Drake woke up for the first, I was weak and scared so he did as he pleased. In the end everyone was dead leaving only me, my father and older bother...problem was that by then Drake had already driven his hand through his chest. He took his red scarf, made a quick seal on it and wrapped it around my neck...Drake was locked away tightly as long as I wore that thing. My father was a great man, he was skilled and strong...not the nicest guy to be around but he looked out for his own."

He slowly got to his feet, already massaging his neck and finally turned to face Raika.

"Originally their graves were back at the old main house...but after I kinda destroyed it fifteen years ago I had them moved to the village. Some of the graves were requested by branch families to their personal or closer cemeteries but most of the people from that night and my mother...are here."

Another deep breath followed and he extended his hand to her with a smile, indicating that it was time to go and he wanted her hand.

"Enough of sad mushy stuff...It'll be time to eat soon...wanna try walking around randomly like a pair of tourists and find a place to eat? "

He jokingly asked her.

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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Raika » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:46 am

Raika's gentle hand slipped into his own and she approached, gently cupping his cheek in her free hand and rising to the tips of her toes to press her lips to his forehead for a long moment.

Then she dropped back to her usual height, smiling softly.

"There's actually a nice restaurant near the Hospital, it's been my favorite for a long while.... I want to take you there. They've got practically everything in terms of food, too."

And as she led the way, her fingers entwined with his, her thoughts turned to how they kept slowly showing each other bits and pieces of their lives, sad or otherwise....

It was enough to keep her usual worries at bay for a while, keeping her relaxed for the first time in months.




The restaurant was literally right across the street from the Hospital, a nice, homey place with a more comfortable and relaxed setting.

A waitress greeted Raika as a usual customer and led them to her normal seat by the window, the sennin settling comfortably in the small booth as Ryuuchi sat opposite her.

"Your usual order, Raika-sama?"

"Sure."

"And you, sir?"
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Re: Scarred Wings [Raika]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 am

"Gyuudon, find the biggest bowl you can...then go buy a bigger one."

Ryuuchi responded to the waitress with a mischievous grin toward the waitress. Ryuuchi missed meat, he hadn't really eaten a good piece of beef in a long time and he damn sure loved the stuff...despite his favorite being octopus. The bit about the bowl was obviously a joke, the waitress looked at him with a very confused expression though Raika on the other hand glared at him...prompting him to end the little joke.

"I was joking...but no, seriously I want a big bowl and nothing to drink."

"Certainly. We'll have the orders out in a jiffy."

The waitress made a slight bow and ran back to the counter. Ryuuchi's eyes followed her as she moved and then shifted back to Raika, however his ears still managed to pick up on the conversation she then initiated with her co-workers. Things like "Raika-sama's here with a unknown guy?" and "I thought I saw them holding hands before they got in." flew around along with some stares and a few giggles but soon their boss shouted at them, telling the girls to get back to work.
Ryuuchi turned to Raika, again carrying his mischievous smile and spoke to her in a teasing tone.

"So, Raika-sama~...I'm surprised you were willing to come this close to the hospital while holding my hand...or did it feel so good that you forgot all about it?"

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