*puts his hand on her head, ruffles her hair a little as he catches his breath*
"Just visiting my mother. And you? What are you doing?"
*giggles when he pats her head*
"Nuttin' really. I was playing hide-and-seek with Yaone-chan, but I think she lost me or somethin'."
*is now confused*
OOC: Question from the newbie. LoL... As Yaone, would you prefer I referred to Kougaiji as "Lord Kougaiji" or "Kougaiji-sama"? One of those infamous "dubs vs. subs" questions. :o)
*rounds corner, looking a little lost*
"Lady Lirin? There you are. You lost me."
*a slight bow to Kougaiji and a hushed tone* "Lord Kougaiji, I was told you wished to see me?"
OOC: I never watch dubs, so -sama is preferable to me, but whichever you prefer is fine with me :)
"Yes, Yaone, we must speak."
*he shoots a quick, meaningful look at Lirin, as if to say, 'when little ears are not present'*
OOC: eh, I've only read the manga up to volume 7. Either's okay with me ^^
IC: *Lirin looks up at her brother and pouts*
*a little whiny* "Okay, Onii-chan..."
*starts off dragging her feet, but turns back to Yaone hopefully*
"Can we finish our game after you talk to Onii-chan, Yaone-chan?" :D
"Of course. I will find you when I can."
*she runs off calling back as she runs*
"You'll never find me!!"
*evil giggle as she runs out of sight*
*turns to Yaone once Lirin is gone, face serious*
"Where is Doku? We must discuss our latest strategy for taking down the Sanzo party."
*he takes a deep breath and forges on*
"This must succeed, Yaone. I have... taken steps to make sure we are as prepared and as powerful as we can be. I'm afraid that this may be our last hope of defeating Sanzo and the others."
*looks back toward the chamber where his mother is kept*
"If we fail..."
*he pauses, then continues in a whisper, now staring down at the floor*
"If we fail, I don't know what I'll do."
*hands clasped in front of her, worried* “Taken steps? Kougaiji-sama… I…”
I’m afraid. Please don’t go too far, my lord.
*bows head, not wanting Kougaiji to see her concern* “I have not seen Dokugakuji lately, Kougaiji-sama. Not since yesterday morning.”
OOC: I'm thinking that we can write this as if Doku's been captured or had a bad reaction to his own enhancement (whichever we decide on, later), to explain his absense while K and Y do other stuff, until our Doku starts to participate. How does that sound? If you hate the idea, I can always just delete this entry and we can go in a different direction.
Yesterday morning... that was when Aoiinu changed me. Could he have done something to Doku, too?
*Kougaiji's fists curl slowly as apprehension and the first hints of anger begin to stir within him*
There was nothing in the agreement about enhancing anyone but me. I knew the risks and agreed to them, freely. If Aoiinu's done anything to my friend, I'll...
*spins away so Yaone can't see the conflict on his face*
OOC: Sounds like a good plan, as it looks like our Doku will be absent for a couple more days. ^^
OOC: Sounds like a plan :o)
I wish you would tell me what's going on!
"What do you want me to do?"
*sighs, not knowing what can be done*
"Prepare yourself. We go to confront the Sanzo party."
*strides away, hands clenched at his sides*