Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:23 pm

It's was not like Ryuuchi didn't understand where Blaise was coming from with his attitude toward Ryuuchi. First off, he was hit with the sudden news that the man that had killed his daughter years before suddenly stopped being evil and regretted all he had done. Secondly, that same man had stolen his daughter's heart, while in his mind she was still engaged to some other big figure. Thirdly, that man was still considered a criminal by pretty much everyone else on the planet, making a normal relationship near impossible. Finally, Ryuuchi was also a father and a father of an already adult woman...he knew how he would react in the same situation...rather he would probably take the young man somewhere secluded and break him both physically and mentally.
Ryuuchi's hand reached out and held Blaise's own, giving out a powerful grip but swinging it lightly up and down.

"I fully understand your worries...I also have a daughter and if I were in your shoes I wouldn't be very pleasant to the guy either."

Ryuuchi said making a light bow with his head. His mind flashed back to the first and only time Maya introduced her boyfriend to him, Ryuuchi, in disguise of course, introduced the boy to not only to his weapon collection, but also to some very bad people that had known Maya since she was a baby. That proved to be effective in making sure the boy never hurt her...then again he never saw her again after that...how sad. Though the same trick would be wasted on Ryuuchi.

"Anyway, Sasaki Ryuuchi, the man sleeping with your daughter."

He flashed him his best smile, he couldn't help himself.

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:30 pm

Raika facepalmed, utterly lost as to how her beloved thought such a comment was a good idea.

Blaise's grip had gone from firm to vicelike as soon as Ryuuchi had added the... less polite addition to his introduction.

Hirota whined.

"Dad... calm down. And dammit, love, behave!"

A gentle swat to her beloved's head with her free hand accented the minor reprimand, though a glimpse of amusement in her brown eyes was visible to him and him alone, a slight smile on her lips despite the situation....

Blaise released his grip with a sigh, turning to head into a hallway that went further into the house.

Raika placed a quick kiss on her beloved's lips before smiling softly, murmuring, "Always the trouble-maker, aren't you?"

Meanwhile, a crash sounded from the direction her father had gone in, a sudden shout of alarm and a female voice sounding from the source of the sound.

"Blaise! Are you alright?"

"Somehow...." A groan. "Raika's here."

"Oh, it's been so long.... How is she?"

"More like who is she with...."

"Oh?" A note of concern.

"See for yourself. I'll stay back here."

Of course, Raika had only heard the shouts followed by the murmur of her parents' voices, but it was a common enough occurence that she paid it little mind.

Her father had interrupted her mom when she was training and had managed to get himself slammed into either the wall or the floor. Raika puzzled over the fact that, even after being married to her mom for over thirty years, he still managed to get hurt like that.... You'd think he woulda learned by now.

But as footsteps approached in the hall, Raika turned to face a woman who looked like an older version of herself, minus her own silver hair. Blue-flecked brown eyes took in the scene before her with controlled ferocity, calming a bit when she saw Hirota curl up beside Ryuuchi with tail wagging... and then noticing how close her daughter was to the man, leaning against him.

It took a long moment of silence, but finally her gaze softened and she smiled warmly at the couple, approaching to envelope the two of them in a hug for a moment before she stepped back, and Raika relaxed, glad to not have to argue with her mother, too.

"Sasaki Ryuuchi... I'm Hofushi Koriha, Raika's mother. Welcome to our home."
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:06 pm

He was pretty surprised with the ferocity Raika's mother showed just from the noise alone...he expected her to be the one to try and punch his lights out but instead she surprised him yet again by actually being nice and welcoming as opposed to her husband who still glared at him as if he were a plague upon that house.
Ryuuchi smiled after looking at her through his closed eyes, already memorizing her chakra signature like he had done with everyone.

"So you're Momma Hofushi ...explains why Raika's such a BEAST in bbbbbbbbbb..."

He said but was quickly cut off by Raika pinching his back so hard it felt like she was going to tear a piece of flesh right from his body. It was an obvious signal that she had enough of his little jokes...he took the hint, somewhat.

"Battle...she's a total beast in battle..."

He gave her a nervous laugh and immediately stated massaging his neck again...without jokes, he didn't really know where to go from there. Despite his age and experience with the ladies, that was pretty much the first time he was meeting his partner's parents.

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:29 pm

A pleased smile crossed Raika's lips and she soothingly stroked where she had pinched, softly kissing his cheek in an attempt to help him relax.

Koriha chuckled softly at the couple's antics. He suited her daughter surprisingly well, it seemed.... She gestured to the couch, and Raika led Ryuuchi over to it, the pair settling down as she herself took up a chair across the table from them, watching as Raika immediately snuggled into her beloved's warmth, pulling his arm around her waist and ending up in his lap with his arms around her by the time she got comfortable.

Raika released a soft sigh of contentment as her beloved finally began to relax again with her closeness, gently nuzzling into his warmth without a care as to her mother's reaction; after all, she'd been a bit of a cuddler when she was little, and to be able to enjoy it to this extent again after all these years... it was wonderful.

"I'm glad to see my daughter so happy. She hasn't been for a long time now."

Blue-flecked brown eyes studied Ryuuchi quietly as he held Raika close, simply waiting.
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:19 pm

"..."

Ryuuchi remained quiet as he seated there next to Raika, his eyes facing a single direction but not really focused on anything...he was elsewhere in his mind. His silence bothered everyone else in the room, Raika tugged on his sleeve perhaps to pull him back to their world or just wondering what was wrong, Raika's parents looked at each other with inquisitive stares and then at the man with his arm around their daughter. Her mother was about to say something but Ryuuchi spoke over her, his eyes unmoving from the floor between them.

"Despite everything in the past...Raika didn't just help me in my time of need, but she also opened her heart to me..."

He paused for a moment and his eyes finally regain their focus, his hand moving to his face and placing two fingers over his closing eyelids and a sight escaped his lungs along with with click of the tongue.

"...I hate saying overly romantic and mushy stuff like this...but fact of the matter is..."

The hand finally drops down to his lap and he looks in the direction of her parents with a strong and possibly overly deadly glare in his eyes...it was the best way he had of showing how serious his next words were.

"...I love your daughter and I'll crush anyone and anything that threatens her smile."

He told them his feelings and intentions straight up. Ryuuchi didn't know how long their relationship would last, how far they would go in the future or if they would even be together then...but as for the present, he was true to his words. He didn't care if was a criminal, a nobody, an enemy, a friend, her parents or even himself...anyone that threatened to make her sad would get the full force of his wrath. He was taught to be brutal and vicious, but he would be so much worst against an enemy like that.

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:20 pm

He had gently pushed her back to his side, much to her... minor disappointment, but just having his arm around her was enough as she listened to his words, brown eyes glancing at her parents to gauge their reactions.

Blaise was watching the floor in silence, suddenly calm. Koriha's eyes never left Ryuuchi's.

After a moment of silence, Raika simply chuckled softly, placing a kiss on her beloved's jawline and entwining their fingers again.

"We'll protect each other, then, right, love?"

Her smile was soft as red eyes met hers, catching his lips in a sweet kiss for a long moment before she laid her head on his shoulder, still smiling.

Blaise sighed in defeat, while Koriha simply looked pleased.

"Then take good care of her for us. I think you'll both do well as long as you're together. Right, dear?"

Brown eyes met blue-flecked brown for a long moment before he nodded, expression finally softening before he offered Ryuuchi an apologetic smile.

"We've always trusted her decisions, but... I guess I lost faith for a while. If Raika chose you, I wouldn't want her with anyone else."
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:33 am

Ryuuchi let out a sight of relief when Raika's parents seemed to accept him. I didn't believe that they had completely forgiven and accepted him yet, but at least they considered their daughter's feelings and seemed to support her decision for the time being, even if it was probably just to keep away from an argument.
His body relaxed and he smiled...then, ignoring anyone else in the room he suddenly wrapped his arms around Raika's body and squeezed her with an unnecessary amount of strength, kissing the side of her silvered head and taking in a whiff of the smell he so loved.

"Now then..."

He said releasing Raika and turning to her parents, again showing his best salesman like smile.

"Mother! Father! We've had a...intense day, a night of traveling and now we're hungry!"

He didn't exactly mention what they had spent the whole day doing, but any adult would understand it perfectly...he loved playing around with that in front of her parents. The mother and father deal was also him teasing and somewhat provoking them to some degree, much like the blatant way of asking for a free and quick meal. Though he was really starving.
He put his hands on his knees and his head made a great bow.

"We'll be in your care!"

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:32 pm

Raika couldn't help but burst into laughter at her beloved's antics this time as stress melted away, leaning over and placing a quick kiss on her beloved's cheek before she rose to face her stunned father and the barely-contained laughter of her mother, smoothly clapping her hands together as she grinned.

"He's always like this... though, he's right. Food would be amazing."

A gentle hand ran through his hair before light fingers trailed down his back as her free hand gently tugged him to his feet, pulling him close again to gently nuzzle into his chest.

Koriha smiled warmly and rose, gently pulling her husband to his feet and coming similarly close for a long moment, a quick kiss to his cheek before she departed down the hall to the kitchen, Blaise trailing behind her.

As soon as her parents were at a safe distance, Raika moved with the skill and grace of a taijutsu specialist, smoothly sweeping Ryuuchi's legs out from under him and knocking him back onto the couch, quick hands catching his torso and gently lowering him onto the cushions so he didn't hit his head before she laid down atop him, resting her forehead against his with a playful smile.

The kimono fit nicely, but the result of her actions still allowed patches of smooth skin to show, from parts of her legs and her bare feet to a hint of cleavage visible only if he decided to look down.

And as his arms wrapped around her, Raika gently stroked his cheek, sighing contently with a soft smile before meeting his lips in a sweet kiss.
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:43 pm

In the time he and Raika had been together, she surprised him more and more. He initially taught of her as a more reserved person when it came to anything remotely sexual, at first a kiss and just being close to each other was all she seemed to need and all she allowed him to do, but as time passed she seemed to change completely, to the point of pushing him down and making out with him with her parents in the next room. He would never complain about it though, he was loving it.

"My, aren't we being naughty..."

He teased her with a grin before their lips connected again, his hands moved to separate places, right to the back of her hand and left to the lower back. They kissed for a few seconds before their lips separated but he moved again, kissing her neck and collar bone. He loved women in kimono and depending on how it is used, a woman wearing a kimono can drive a man wild with ease. His hands moved again, one moving back to her bottom and the other to her thigh, under the kimono, meanwhile his lips made their way down her body to her chest and cleavage.
He didn't particularly care about the fact that her parents where close by, he already had forgotten about them...it wasn't his fault, she was the one that suddenly became feisty and provoked him, knowing full well how he gets when he gets started.

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:37 pm

Raika's hands ran through his hair, burying her face into it to softly kiss his head and revel in his scent as his affections sent his hands and lips across her body, brown eyes closing as she focused on the sensations and his warmth, their heartbeats quickening and their shared temperatures rising....

And suddenly her chest pulled away from his lips, and she took the offensive, trailing kisses from his jawline down to his collarbone, hands slipping under his shirt to caress his chest and abs, a shiver running through her body as he stroked her thigh....

Their lips locked again, passion flaring, the heat growing nearly unbearable, and yet so addictive--

And suddenly her hands grabbed his as he was reaching to open her kimono and she pinned them against the arm of the couch, and their lips parted, her forehead coming to a rest against his as she panted with a grin, both their faces flushed.

"No dessert before dinner, love."
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:33 pm

"Ghhaaa come on!"

He shouted quite frustrated, ignoring the fact that Raika's parents could probably hear him. His dropped down such that his forehead met with her shoulder. He remained in that same position for a few seconds, mauling over the fact that the Raika that had tempted him had also just stopped him from getting into the best part. A deep breath escaped his lungs as he moved his hands up again, freeing them from her grip and adjusted her slightly messed up clothing. Perhaps a good detail about clothes made with his scales was that they would not get wrinkled easily, or at all in most cases.

"Fine...fine. But I want a damn good reward for good behavior, later."

He told her finally admitting defeat, no matter how much more risque she had gotten in such a short time, that situation wouldn't be something she would risk going further with...for now at least. Ryuuchi has always had the strange effect around him that made people grow bolder the closer he got to them, it was perhaps his chaotic nature that unlocked what people usually let sleep for various factors...either way she'd eventually grow to love taking risks, he was sure of it.

Nothing much happened after that, they kept making out a bit until Raika was called to help set the table while her father walked back into the living room and sat down across Ryuuchi. Normally it would be an awkward and uncomfortable situation, sitting across an "in-law" that hated your guts, but it was somewhat the opposite. Ryuuchi naturally has a threatening aura to him, years of doing what he had done have a way of building that kind of aura, but the worst part was just the silence and his salesman smile. The whole time Raika was gone Ryuuchi just sat there, lost in his own little world but keeping the smile while Blaise tried to initiate a conversation at least once or twice but words never left his mouth.

Soon after they were sitting around the table. Ryuuchi, like always, showed little in the way of manners as he just gobbled up everything in sight.

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:08 pm

"Be careful not to choke, love."

Raika chuckled softly, she and her beloved on one side of the table while her parents were on the other side, she facing her father and Ryuuchi facing her mother, a subtle strategy by the women to help ease any tension.

Her parents' cooking was something that brought up old memories of times long passed... both warm and bittersweet. Her eyes unfocused and her movements grew less attentive as she became absorbed in her thoughts, still accurately snapping up food with her chopsticks and chewing smoothly....



"Raika?"

Blue-flecked brown eyes rested upon her daughter in concern, recognizing the sennin's blank, oddly tense expression from when she was a girl absorbed in nightmares....

"Raika."

Now the red-haired man her daughter loved had stopped eating, red eyes focused on the unresponsive silver-haired woman.

"Raika."

Still nothing.

Koriha looked at her husband in worry before looking at Ryuuchi, sensing a sudden quiet intensity....


Her beloved's voice murmuring her name snapped her out of the darker recesses of her mind, and Raika blinked, looking first at Ryuuchi, then at her parents... before smiling sheepishly.

"Sorry."

And suddenly she was eating with a new gusto, devouring food at a speed matching her beloved's.
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:34 pm

The look in Raika's eyes, the way she switched off during the meal worried him...he was supposed to be the one that switched off his brain and escaped to his own little world within a heartbeat, not her. But eating her eating so heartily afterward calmed him down, he resolved to ask her about it later on, it was not the time to do so.

The rest of the day was...uneventful, to say the least. Not the most social of people, Ryuuchi sat around the house talking to Raika's parents, mostly to Raika's mother as she seemed to accept him much more than the father. Some conversations were proven to be actually interesting while others served as an opportunity for him to switch off and tease Raika, hopefully without the other party noticing the two, which it probably did but chose to remain quiet.

The sun began to go down when Ryuuchi decided it was time to go, he didn't even sugar coat it either, he simply got to his feet, turned to Raika and told her it was time to go, adding that he'd take her to see them anytime, an addition that was prompted by a sad look in her eye which was quickly turned into a smile. One of the main reasons Ryuuchi wished to leave at that time was because for him it was much better to fly at night in his dragon form, it made him hard to spot, there were fewer annoying birds in the sky and it would be easier to enter Kumo again without raising suspicions...plus he loved the night sky.
At the front door, Ryuuchi stopped and leaned his back against the frame of the door, crossing his arms and waiting for Raika. He assumed that she would have some parting words for her parents, they hadn't seen each other in a long time and yet the visit was short. He kept his eyes closed, but checked the chakra of everyone within sight, checking the trails they left behind, seeing what their last few hours were like...a little past time while he let his beloved say her goodbyes.

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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Raika » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:10 pm

"...it's time for us to go."

Those were the only words she spoke, anything else unneeded as her parents enveloped her in a hug.

She would visit again, with her beloved. There were still things she wanted to show him in her childhood home.... When that would happen, though, was anyone's guess.




Raika softly kissed the black scales of her beloved's back, nestling against his warmth in the subtle chill of the night skies. He had formed small spikes for her to hold onto again, though in reality they were unneeded... but she held onto them anyway, eyes closing as she laid down her head, listening to his wingbeats, his powerful heart, his breathing, feeling his flexing muscles as he arrowed through the skies, still roaring every now and then as he enjoyed the flight....

It was just the two of them, here in the night sky.

Why couldn't life always be so simple as this?
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Re: Mended Hearts (Ryuuchi)

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:44 pm

He perhaps was enjoying the flight a bit too much or maybe he was much more careful than before because on the trip back to Kumo, Ryuuchi took a few more hours to reach the destination than he had expected. Instead of arriving in the village before dawn they arrived when the sun was already up and shining down at the first workers leaving their houses. There was no way around it, he had to turn back to normal since unlike at night, a large black dragon certainly stood out with ease amidst the blue skies.

He warned Raika picked her up with his large clawed hand, his body immediately began to change back into that of a human and eventually a hand that wrapped around her turned into two arms around her waist. Eyes turned blue and hair turned white, his facial features changed as the black scales that covered his body reverted back into normal human skin, he wasn't taking any chances.

They arrived well enough, it was somewhat tricky to find a goo spot to land with everyone already out int he streets but considering the history Kumo had with dragons the few eyes that caught them, ignored them as something rather usual to them. The moment they landed his wings folded and reverted back into his body, he couldn't resist then...nobody was looking in that alleyway they landed so he went for it, pushing Raika a bit roughly against the wall and kissing her while his hands rubbed against various parts of her body.

"Tatsuo?"

The voice, the smell, the name...he recognized those perfectly. The voice and the smell belonged to Hitomi, a now retired Kumo nin who just so happened to also be Maya's mother. The name...belonged to him, it was the name he was known by whenever he visited Kumo and until recently only Maya knew to attach the name Ryuuchi to that face.

Hitomi stood at the entrance of the alley, her long brown hair swaying in the light breeze, her green eyes focused on the couple, a long white dress over her body and a basket in one hand with the faint smell of freshly baked bread. Ryuuchi's body acted before his brain, quickly pushing himself away from Raika, so much so that his back hit the opposing wall. He looked at both women, eyes darting back and forth until another voice came out.

"What's wrong mom? AH!? Dad!"

It was Maya who rushed into the alley hugging her father with a smile.

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