Seed :: Two Against The World | Raika

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Seed :: Two Against The World | Raika

PostPosted by Brera » Tue May 21, 2013 9:52 pm

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It wasn't long before his supplies began to run low. Housing, food, even clothes had become scarce. Turning to the only thing he knew, Miekaro began to craft decorative woven baskets to sell utilizing his kouton skills. Unfortunately, they didn't really sell. In times such as these, woven baskets weren't much of a necessity in comparison to arms and armor. Nonetheless he had his Seeds to fall back on. And he did, for some time. Growing a variety of plants bearing fruits and veggies he managed to get by pretty good. Always having a room to stay in and a warm meal to fill his belly. Yet as they always do, his time of prosperity came to an end. Still young, his Seeds took longer to regrow. Miekaro's over use had diminished his supply, leaving him vulnerable should anything happen.

Luckily for him, he still had enough in him to utilize his "other" set of skills.

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Standing before the bulletin board Miekaro's bright green eyes absorbed the information presented before him. Flipping through the postings he passed by all the petty jobs. Stable Boy. Bar Maid. Delivery Boy. None of these jobs perked his interest.

"Tch!" Sucking his teeth he took a step back. Looking over the large board he gave it another once-over. Only this time his eyes fixed on a single posting reading; "Help Wanted: Bandit Removal". Cheesing from ear to ear, Miekaro dashed forward, snatching the post from the board.

"Pay- Awesome! Looks like I'm eating meat tonight!" Struggling to hide his excitement, he held the page to his chest before waling off. Merging with the crowd of people walking the streets.
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Re: Seed :: Two Against The World | Raika

PostPosted by Raika » Tue May 21, 2013 11:44 pm

"Oi, Yami, hungry? We could grab a snack at one of these stalls...."

The black nin-wolf shook his head, and the brunette youth shrugged and bought a yakitori, biting into the rare treat with pleasure; usually he just relied on his own cooking skills and whatever they could find or hunt near their campsite.

The pair paused before a broader job board than usual, in the off-chance that an easy bounty had been posted or if there was a more normal job that could amuse him for a while, but the only bounty was too far above their skill range, given the prize mixed with the job itself.... While they already had a nice sum from previous hunts tucked away for weapon maintenance, intel, and emergencies, any severe injuries that could be forseen were something he tried to avoid.

A green-eyed youth approached, and Kaki stepped out of the way so that the newcomer would have a better view, the young bounty hunter taking his time looking at the notices again as he tore off another chunk of yakitori, chewing the meat. Maybe he should have gotten something sweet, that was even rarer to him than the skewered chicken he was eating now.

"Tch!"

Brown eyes shifted curiously to the other job-seeker. He looked to be one or two years younger than Kaki himself, and a bit shorter.... Green eyes were still staring at the bulletin board, black hair, and... from what he could tell, a shinobi's build. The fact that he seemed to have either not noticed the Hofushi and his wolf or was ignoring them--

"Pay- Awesome! Looks like I'm eating meat tonight!"

--and his attitude when looking at the bounty Kaki had just considered too risky made the teen worried for the younger shinobi. And as the latter walked away, Kaki sighed, taking another bite of his chicken as Kaki fell into the process of tailing the kid, Yami already following with the same intent, scent found.

Hopefully they'd be able to keep the other shinobi from getting badly hurt if he didn't have the skills for the bounty. And if he did... well, then they'd have a nice bit of entertainment before they sought out their own hunt.
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Re: Seed :: Two Against The World | Raika

PostPosted by Brera » Wed May 22, 2013 8:03 pm

Marching down the road Meikaro headed to the closest meat house. Tonight he was going to eat good. Meanwhile, he took a second look at the posting he snatched from the bulletin board. Flipping it over he spotted some characters written on the back of the paper. "Huh..."

Before he knew it Miekaro was standing at the foot of the Kyouzu Family Restuarant. A well known establishment in the region; some even consider it a land mark. Making his way inside he stopped at the hostest stand awaiting to be seated. Taking another look at the characters while he waited he noticed the they had been enscribed upside down. Perhaps the message was meant to be coded... hopefully not. If so, this was a very very poor excuse for a coded message.

"How many in your party?" The young girls eyes met with his own.

"This chick..." Glancing over his shoulders Miekaro let the silence fill the atmosphere. "She can't be serious?" Taking a deep breath he let out a deep sigh. "Do y-" Catching himself he remembered one of his fathers golden rules; Don't bite the hand that feeds you- or insult them!. "Just me today. A table for one. A booth if possible. In the corner if you can!" Following the girl as she led him down the isle he examined her outfit. A golden blouse with a long black dress with gold trim and white flowers. It was quiet. Complimenting her features well.

"Here you are sir. Can I get you anything to drink? Tea? Pop? Wa-"

"Water please. A large pitcher, lots of ice. And you can bring my first order of fried beef." Sliding into the booth he gave the host a big smile. "Thank you!" Settling in he pulled out the posting to review it over a cold glass of water.
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Re: Seed :: Two Against The World | Raika

PostPosted by Raika » Wed May 22, 2013 9:01 pm

Kyouzu Family Restaurant.... He'd heard about it all over the region, but it wasn't really the kind of place he'd normally eat at, and he wasn't hungry anyway.

Kaki walked past, glimpsing his target through the open door before settling on a bench, rubbing Yami's neck with a smile as the wolf's tail wagged before he padded off into the alleyway for recon. The bounty hunter, meanwhile, settled down to people-watch as he finished his yakitori, waiting for his target to leave the restaurant.

The wanderer and his lupine partner had just arrived in town that morning, really, and the first thing they'd done was restocked on what they had begun to run low on... and then had come the yakitori and the sudden hunt after the younger shinobi. So it was only now, as the day was working into its later half, that Kaki began to notice little oddities in the crowded streets. Kids walking with their parents were rare; most of the youth seemed to clump together in groups he recognized as little urchin bands, for lack of a better way to describe it. The kind you saw when orphans were common. And among the elders... they were rare, but usually looked nervous or incredibly stubborn. Everyone in between was a mix of travelers and locals, with a wider array of habits.

And since he hadn't heard of any dangerous jobs being a big part of the town's economy, his best guess was that the thieves mentioned in the notice weren't afraid to kill.
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