[Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:52 pm

Yamada began her game, still offensive but subtler this time. And it seemed to pay off. She was swift to capture Zetsubou's key pieces to control the endgame.

"You seem to be overwhelmed, Akodo-san," said Yamada. "Tsumi." She said, moving into the checkmate."
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Akodo Zetsubou » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:00 am

"Hai, so I am."

How the, where did.....How did she......GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

He look at her an bowed. "A wonderful game, sama. You are a true champion when it comes to this. And to many other things, you seem to masterfully dance through this court with ease."
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:49 am

"Luck was with me," said Yamada modestly. "As for court, it is probably more like a duck gliding over a pond. It looks smooth and effortless, but underneath the surface the feet are frantically paddling."
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Akodo Zetsubou » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:38 pm

The visual image of a Yamada with her legs kicking furiously under a kimono as she walks around court brings laughter to the eyes of the Lion.

Hmm, maybe thats why she has a horse....

"Nevertheless, sama, you are doing an excellent job. You are to be commended for all you have done. I hope it will all come to fruition soon."
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:57 pm

"So do I, Akodo-san," said Yamada. "But credit must also go to Akodo Kibo-san...your brother, is he not? I could not have done this without him."
She had observed Kibo's gentle, protective nature with Zetsubou the night of the memorial. It was a side she hadn't seen before.
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Akodo Zetsubou » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:49 pm

A look of shock came over his face. "How...how did you know, sama?"

He looks sullen as he thinks. "I tried to keep this a secret. I wonder sometimes if he would have preferred I was not here. He is a famous gunso, he has fought in many wars, and I am, well..."
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:54 pm

"I had three older sisters, Akodo-san," explained Yamada. "This is no failure on either of your parts. I just recognised it the night of the memorial...it brought back pleasant memories."
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Akodo Zetsubou » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:11 am

"I am glad to hear it brought back memories sama, but please do not let others know." He looks around "You know Kibo sama, he is a rising star. In fact, on the first day of court, Ikoma Hattori sama called him the heart of the Lion. And its true . He is the greatest of all of us."

He looks down and away from her. "People could use the fact he is related to me to harm him. He deserves better than that."

As if to illustrate his point, some peasents that pass by gasp in fear of the Lion, and look with pitty upon the Unicorn, looks that show they wished they could save her the displeasure of speaking with a creature.
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Utaku Yamada » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:20 am

"You have my word, Akodo-san," said Yamada. "As for Kibo-san, I have only known him for a short while, and I completely agree. To me, he is the very embodiement of an Akodo. He is someone whose respect I would very much like to earn." She cracked a smile. "Has he told you how we met?"
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Re: [Day 15 MID] The Generals Game

Postby Akodo Zetsubou » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:30 am

He shakes his head in dissent,but does not move his gaze from the peasants, whi have gathered mor and have gone to speak to the guards, assumingly to protect the Unicorn. His eyes water, but is it for himself, or for the common man?
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