[Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

A series of tatami floored rooms ring the dojo. At any given time, wooden and bamboo practice swords can be heard clacking or the sensei lecturing students. Peculiarly enough, compared to most dojo, these sensei speak with more questions than orders. Here, one corner of the ground floor has been reserved for guests to practice their own martial arts. At the center, a larger tatami floor spreads against a short conclave of bleachers. The east wall is occupied by a trio of shrines to Mirumoto, Shinsei and Togashi. A single stone at the base marks the grave of Mirumoto Hojatsu. Akin to the shrine in the village, a banner hangs with the words "Neither Will I."
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Shiba Michio » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:25 pm

Michio's spins and steps keep the sash taunt. The grin of a much younger boy, from a much simpler time, flashes across his face.
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:30 pm

Karasu tries his best but Kyoumi is one step ahead of her.

Those Shiba dancing lessons paid off.

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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:37 pm

This time, Kyoumi easily dances out of Karasu's way, continuing to keep the ribbon taut between them. This would probably be different if he was holding his sword, and iaijutsu style of swordsmanship to defend against. But for now, she's hanging on and having fun.

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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:50 pm

After a few minutes and more failed attempts Karasu's competitiveness kicks in. There is a moment where she is moving and he simply pauses. It's not long but there is definitely a moment where he is centering himself.

Overconfident Center Stance Fox: 5d10o10k5+4 36

He launches forward. The mat bends beneath his feet. But she sees it coming and side steps like a dancer at the last moment. The charging bull falls flat on his nose.

The audible THUMP is comically loud.
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:36 pm

Kyoumi pounces on her fallen foe, touching him once on the shoulder and springing back. She is smiling and breathing heavily.

She bows to Karasu.

"Domo Arigatou, Karasu-sensei," she says seriously.

But that little smirk doesn't quite escape her eyes.
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Karasu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:53 pm

Karasu sits up. His nose is bright red from where he fell on it.

He looks like a Toucan. "Hai, good match." He says slightly stopped up.
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:58 pm

Kyoumi steps back a little, rubbing her foot awkwardly against the mat as if there was something she wanted to say but didn't quite know how. Finally she says,

"I...wanted you to know...if something happened and you weren't there, or you needed to go fight, I'm not completely helpless. You understand?"
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Karasu » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:05 am

"What? Is that what this was about? Idiot, I knew that already. Why do you think I left you in that crowd the other day to go back up Arami-San? Why do you think I approved of your marriage to The Ide, even though he isn't much of a fighter?

You can defend yourself but you don't have to. Plus, I'm there for the big things."

Karasu stands up and brushes himself off. "I'm going to put some snow on this. Be right back."

Karasu steps out of the Dojo to find a handful of snow.
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:41 am

Kyoumi waits until Karasu returns, a small smirk on her lips. "Very well. Then I must ask just two more questions. First.... Would you like to be the rabbit now? And second....Does honor oblige me to put a ribbon in your hair?"
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Re: [Day 26 EM] Chase the Fox / Bokens Before Breakfast (OPEN)

Postby Kakita Karasu » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:23 am

Karasu returns. The ice and snow has brought his nose back to an acceptable color.

Does honor oblige me to put a ribbon in your hair?"


"Hai, and" sigh "hai"

Karasu turns around and sits into saiza. He undoes the knot holding his hair into a tail. To allow her to do as her evil, princess heart wishes.
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