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1 The Plights of Plums on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:51 pm

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“There she is.” Daikichi used an open palm to gesture to the gangplank of the Shibal. Crewmen worked haphazardly around it’s edges; two large men carting pallets of cargo on board, another tasked with scraping barnacles off of the hull from his perch sitting on a swing.

“My men will try to make this trip easy, but don’t expect it to be pleasant. Sleeping arrangements will be tight. Mine are the only private quarters onboard.” Daikichi turned back to survey the faces of his new passengers, feeding them a dangerous, crooked smile

[I’m starting it out from just before the two week trip to Second City, because I think it was the first time all of our characters spent a significant amount of time together. So I am just assuming that I'm guiding all of your characters to my ship for the first time. Sorry if this is weird, I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants here, so tell me if I do something stupid.]

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2 Re: The Plights of Plums on Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:16 pm

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(You're doing fine! Very Happy I'll post next just because. ^_^)

"Madame.. keep your kimono out of the mud.." spoke a worried voice out of the few worried bystanders walking alongside of Isawa Tyuki, Shugenja from the Phoenix Clan. She pursed her lips and then rolled her eyes and hiked up the hem of her kimono so it wasn't draped with mud by the time she made it to the ship. She would be traveling on with her newly befriended band of misfits. Well, they weren't exactly 'friends' but they would have to be something like that. At least for a while.

Tyuki saw the ship come into view, and then glanced to the one named 'Daikichi' and the look of pride on his face as he presented the ship. "Lovely.. cramped spaces.." She muttered this underneath of her breath and moved a hand up and brushed a bit of hair out of her face, tucking it behind of her ear. She was mainly dressed in casual clothes, her kimono choice for the day somewhat relaxed, but her current Yojimbo was quite worried about her appearance; and to be honest, what was to worry about? She had already left her soon-to-be husband from the Dragon Clan back wherever, and hadn't even gave 'dumping' the arranged marriage a second thought. No one was going to tie down Isawa Tyuki; she was born to be great, despite how shy she was from time to time.


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3 Re: The Plights of Plums on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:19 am

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Daikichi introduced his ship to the other members of their newly forming marry little gang, much in the same fashion that he had introduced it to Yoichi and himself not too long ago. Being able to maneuver on a ship was part of being a member of the Mantis Clan and this would be nothing new for him or Zoushi, his pet monkey. “Come on, Zou. Our beds are already made for the night. How about you and I go play a little game of Go while the others prepare for the voyage,” Shuzo said to his little friend that sat quietly on his shoulder.

Many members of the crew were far from what was considered normal by a typical family but they all seemed to meld together to form a typical Mantis family. Shuzo pardon himself as he made his way to what could be considered the Crew Courters of this ship. Even among the Mantis Clan, Shuzo was not normal. He was born to the Kitsune family, trained as a Tsuruchi archer, an eye-patch being worn at most times, and all while a monkey sat on his shoulder, quietly chittering away. The young man sat in a traditional style, setting up his board as he did so, “I’ll be a good sport, Zoushi, you can go first.”

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4 Re: The Plights of Plums on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:44 pm

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Kyo had been pleasantly silent on the trip to the docks, his hands within each sleeve of his kimono as stone clacked against wooden sandals. The small black cap remained on his head, slightly bowed, his eyes and lips just brushed with the lightest hint of amusement and pleasure. Kyo understood from his Sensei long ago that a Neutral On, or Face, was never truly Neutral. Beside him, Kaiu Ruyua adopted her own usual expression; she looked as if she was far too good for whatever situation had been presented. He paid her very little attention and she did the same back, with a slightly hint of frostiness from her camp.

The Kitsuki's attention was drawn to the ship when a new... Well, he supposed they were to call each other Friends simply because Fate assigned them to that. Kyo would have preferred the luxury of his own quarters rather then sharing, which could be very awkward, but he simply smiled and nodded his head in thanks to the seafaring Captain. Rather passively, he simply observed the rest of the troop, pausing to chat lightly with one or two of the party as they boarded. His eyes did linger for a while on an odd eye patched man with a pet, but Kitsuki's mind was busy considering the future to truly take notice.

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5 Re: The Plights of Plums on Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:29 pm

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Eager as he was to leave, Yoichi dreaded setting sail. He felt as though his head were in a vice, his stomach was inside out, and his lungs were boiling. But what else was new? Still, he was sure the sea would do nothing good for him in his typical morning state. The short trek back to the boat had been hell enough for him. Aside from the occasional cough, he remained silent the entire way there.

He didn’t really bother to take a good look at any of the people he would be sharing the ship with until they made their arrival at the docks. Aside from his fellow Mantis, they were all the retainers he specifically hoped he would not have to suffer. With his observations came his immediate judgments. First was the clearly insufferably stalwart and philosophical Dragon investigator. Yoichi was sure Kyo’s inquisitive nature would prove to be a constant annoyance, but at least his wife was nice to look at.

The Phoenix shugenja wasn’t bad to look at either, but there was almost an air of naivety to Tyuki, which was enough for some Samurai, but not Yoichi. He learned early in life that the nice ones were not worth chasing. He found the women with a hint of cruelty in their eyes typically had more of what he was after. He would have to make it a point to get to know the Tyuki’s apparent rival, and possibly the investigator’s wife a little better. They both seemed infinitely more interesting to him.

Then there were the Crane and the monks. How he felt about them was no secret.

Yoichi was used to seeing the type of people that made up his present company. Only he usually saw them in the courts where he felt a great sense of pride every time he was able to ruffle their feathers with his family’s signature style of diplomacy (if you could call it that.) He was sure he would enjoy watching them adapt to the relatively harsh conditions of the ship just as much.

Eventually he would, anyway. Currently, there was a tugging in his stomach that pulled upwards to his throat. A tugging he knew all too well. If he submitted to it then and there, he would lose quite a bit of face with the group. As much as he would have loved to vomit in the Crane’s hair or on the Dragon’s wooden sandals, he decided against it and hurried quickly up the gang plank after Shuzo the curiously one eyed archer, and his monkey. Luckily for him he was always a sickly pale, or what he was doing might have been clear to the others. “Forgive me, but I am eager to set sail.” He gave a quick, short bow to the other retainers, and one to the Captain of the vessel before hurrying off to find a place to vomit unobserved and hopefully grab a drink afterward.

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6 Re: The Plights of Plums on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:24 pm

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Watching each of the misfits slowly disperse in the direction of the Shibal without even offering a word made Daikichi’s smirk fade. He could break them down from the looks they stole at one another, their trust seemed misplaced if not non-existent. A two week trip like the one ahead of them might have them at each other’s throats. He offered a nod to each as they passed and then moved to check on the preparations.

His first mate, Nobuo waved his hand in dismissal as he approached. Daikichi rolled his eyes and shrugged a little in frustration but didn’t pursue the issue; he knew the older man could handle it. He looked back to the dock to see some of the passengers still filing up the narrow gangplank. Bringing up the end of the line was the sorceress Phoenix-clan woman and her small entourage. Fair in the face, thought Daikichi, but far too pampered. He nodded in observance as one of his men slipped by and up to her.

It was Seiiji, one of the cut-throat brothers, who approached her with a sly grin tugging at the scar on his cheek.

MEANWHILE UP ON DECK

“Excuse me...” A easy-toned voice rang from one side as Yoichi emptied his stomach overboard. This section of the deck must have not been as uninhabited as he thought.

“Are you going to be alright?” The girl leaned cutely to the side to look at Yoichi’s haggard face.

MEANWHILE BELOWDECKS

Barking erupted with a clatter of paws on hard wood next to Shuzo. The shiba-mutt that the crew called Bunko-chan flew into the small common room in reaction to his own pet monkey. The dog and monkey had met one other time under quite similar circumstances.

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7 Re: The Plights of Plums on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:26 pm

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She allowed soft green eyes to follow the man with a pet monkey, curiously admiring his face. An eye-patch is so mysterious, she thought to herself. She had moved a hand up absentmindedly and touched over one of her own eyes, imagining having to cover and lose part of her vision. Terrible. She turned her attention from Shuzo, and let her eyes wander to a sickly pale looking man with oddly soft features. She pulled her lips into a thin line, and licked her tongue between the slight scowl before relaxing her face. Her attention then turned yet again toward a fourth man. He was a bit shorter, smaller, and looked a little worried? Maybe. He looked as if he were analyzing everything around of him, and his wife, or whomever that woman was near him, looked to be in her own world. Tyuki let a soft chuckle pass her lips just under her breath before she stepped toward Daikichi.

She was cut off, though, her eyes glancing toward a man with a scarred cheek. She wanted to avoid him and dive off the edge of the ramp leading onto the deck of the ship, and swim away. But, instead, she looked passed Seiiji and toward Daikichi with a sort of pleading look that somewhat screamed 'please, help me now.' She did not want to be rude, though, so instead of blowing off the man wit ha scar on his cheek, she looked passed the imperfection and gave him a soft smile. Thinking to herself, her thoughts were all slightly alike to, It's all right, this is your chance to show you're not some stuck up bitch. "Hello," she said lightly, trying for a smile which was only just barely shown, and only with her lips. She kept her teeth hidden. She was more scared than disgusted by Seiiji at this point.

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8 Re: The Plights of Plums on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:10 am

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TYUKI

Seiiji continued plodding up the dock, now close enough to Tyuki to reveal his brackish teeth, capped and ugly on his knife wound of a face. He reached up a lanky arm and brushed aside a lengthy tuft of bangs. He stopped a few feet in front of Tyuki’s entorague, and offered a shallow bow.

“I’ll carry your luggage to the hold.” He said, the stupid grin still turned on.

The look of near panic on Tyuki’s face as the (frankly) scary man approached brought back Daikichi’s crooked smile. He walked over to address her as Seiiji carried off a pair of bags.

“Honestly, if he didn’t garner that kind of reaction from people, I would never have hired him.” Daikichi said jovially as he casually rested an arm on the back of the daisho set strapped into his belt.

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9 Re: The Plights of Plums on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:12 am

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Zoushi and Shuzo sat on one side of the board before them and gave his friend on his shoulder a chance to make his first move. Just as the pet was about to screech and point at the board, only one of the ways a monkey could communicate, another animal of another species barreled into the room. Shiba-chan did what she seemed to do best, barked, ran, and scratched into the room, and jumped up onto the Go board, knocking the pieces everywhere. Shuzo simply sighed at the slight inconvenience. It was no big deal really, Shuzo knew that Zoushi needed to play with other animals, but finding all of the scattered pieces would be tedious. Still, he patted the girl on the head and nodded to his own pet.

Shuzo’s monkey leapt from his shoulder and onto the back of the dog, which in turn bolted in the direction from which it came. Picking up the pieces, Shuzo remembered his and Zoushi’s first encounter with Shiba. It had not been very pleasant for anyone on the ship. Zoushi had gotten chased into the kitchens and up one of the cabinets due to Shiba chasing him. As if things had not been worse, the monkey began to throw whatever it could get its paws on: spice jars, bowels, blunt objects, knives, and other less savory things. It did not get better quickly either. The same series of events would happen every so often though out the trip until strangely the two stopped fighting and started sort of playing with each other. Shuzo could not explain it and nor did he really care as long as they were not fighting.

With the pieces in their bag and the board put away, the archer decided that he would try to see if he could find anyone else to talk to. Given his history he was not fond of many people but perhaps his compatriots would not be so bad. Only time would tell.

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10 Re: The Plights of Plums on Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:34 am

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SHUZO

“Ahh, Bunko!” A lower, female voice called down the narrow passage leading up to the commonroom that Shuzo was proceeding out of.

A dour looking figure nearly crashed into Shuzo trying to get into the room. She pushed away from him and immediately bowed apologetically, her unkempt hair falling down around her head like a mop. She spoke without rising.

“Kitsune-san, forgive me. I was trying to tie up the dog so she couldn’t bother you. It looks like I failed...”

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11 Re: The Plights of Plums on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:09 pm

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The light of the day rippled across the surface of the bay, water lapping gently against the side of the boat as Kyo found a less-then-chaotic spot of the deck to stand. From his sleeve a long fingered hand moved to the wooden banister and laid idly, his legs (generally as sturdy as a mountain goat, thanks to years climbing rocky terrain) swayed slightly with the gentle bob and ebb of the ship. His wife remained close and yet put distance between them, standing with her back to the same view that the Dragon admired as the rigging of the ship was bought into place and the cargo of the trip was loaded.

Somewhere below deck, animals began loudly berrating each other and the Kitsuki sighed warily, his On losing the twitch of amusement it generally carried for a moment. This was certainly going to be a long trip aboard if there would be no peace. Kyo was a man of inner tranqulity, of honesty. The cramped saltcaked boards would reply with a dull thud with each of his steps and he could barely turn his head 40 degrees without seeing some other human in proximity far too close.

The inspector turned from the horizon and began to watch the others of the boat; he had chatted to some of them idly in the castle, had made easy and polite conversation with them as only a good Courtier should. They would be much closer at the end of the trip, a good community to bring about the foundation of a new Clan of Rokugan.

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12 Re: The Plights of Plums on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:37 pm

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She shifted beneath the many folds of her very Phoenix clan styled Kimono. Her hands were hidden in her sleeves, but despite that, her chest was heavily exposed to give a good eye to her bosom's cleavage. She would be embarrassed about this, but because she had grown up accustomed to the kimono's style, she was okay with it, and others seeing her. When Seiiji finally spoke passed his crooked, scary smile, she was relieved. A peasant that had been escorting her luggage, presented it for Seiiji and then Tyuki was left with Daikichi.

She looked up to him, her oddly green eyes bright with wonderment and surprise at his comment. She let her eyes narrow just slightly, but not out of anger or disgust. She was actually sizing him up. She let her eyes study his face, and then glance him up and down. Her eyes flicked to his hand while it lowered to rest on the hilt of his blade. She pulled her hands together, tucking them beneath her kimono's sleeves, the long trains of each sleeve hanging down over her abdomen. The skirts of her kimono were long and slightly poofy, but weren't as heavy as they looked. Her hair was in a partial bun, held up by a simple decorative flower attached to a chop stick. She gave him a smile and decided to formerly introduce herself. "I'm Isawa Tyuki.. and it's not so much how scary he is.. it's possibly because of how.. shy I am.." she almost blushed, but kept her composure as best she could, giving him another friendly smile.

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13 Re: The Plights of Plums on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:11 am

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TYUKI

Dakichi shifted his weight a little, letting his head tip. Without losing his smile, his eyebrow raised almost imperceptibly.

“Captain Yoritomo Daikichi.” He offered in kind. “And if that’s the case, I may have to reconsider Seiiji’s position.” He beamed a little at his joke, despite how flat it may have fell.

“Come,” He placed one sandaled foot on the gangplank to steady it, and then held a hand out offering her the way. “Let me see if I can’t make you comfortable before we launch, shall I?”

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14 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:48 am

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Tyuki felt a breeze caress her skin gently, her hair being disturbed and brushed across her forehead. She wrinkled her nose, a few strands having blown by and tickled her nose. She felt a sneeze beg to send her body into a mini orgasm, but she held her breath for a moment flared her nostrils with her head bowing gently. She not only bowed her head to stop herself from making cute faces toward Daikichi, but also to show him a bit of respect. She then looked back up toward him, the sneeze passing and leaving her alone; or so she thought. She sneezed and pulled a silk cloth from a fold in her kimono and gently covered her face, a bit embarrassed by her natural bodily function.

"Shugenja Isawa Tyuki," she said, not really having a title for herself other than what she was mainly good at; being a Shugenja. She gave a short chuckle at his joke, if it was one. She hoped it was, because then her small laughter would be misplaced. "He's scary, but I think I can handle Seiiji. If he stays quiet, it might make him appear more creepy," she said, giving him a tug of her lips; the smallest smile she could muster at this moment. Her eyes fell from his face to his hand and she let her's, clothed in her kimono's sleeve, slip into his while she took the gangplank onto the ship's deck. She had been on boats, but not with this many 'strangers.' "Being comfortable might be hard to come by on the sea, but when she's calm.. my heart worries. The sea should be alive, and full of waves to tell us stories and make our adventures worth remembering," she muttered, barely audible at this point, but she was sure Daikichi could hear her even with the ocean's gently waves rocking the boat, and the loud shouts of the crew bantering back and forth on deck.

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15 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:55 am

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TYUKI

Daikichi let out an amused noise, a stifled laugh.

“Well put, and quite poetic.” He walked just behind her as she climbed over to the deck of the ship, watching her carefully. He was not sure what to make of this girl. Each move she made seemed very deliberate, premeditated. Her soft tones, her demure looks, her strategically cut clothing. She even waxed poetic about the sea right in front of him. Was he meant to be attracted to her? Did she, or someone above her want him in their pocket? Surely her wiles were wasted on him. As he finally stepped back on board his beloved Shibal, he decided to be blunt about it.

“Isawa-san, are you married?”

[I think I gave you the incorrect tip earlier when we were on tinychat, Cowboy. The girl you’ve ran into is the one whose body is covered in scars. As a result she covers most of her body, and keeps her hair messy and long to shroud her face. She tries to carry herself like a man. The pretty/deceptively strong girl is the one who’s with Dylan’s character. Seems as though I had gotten myself confused.]

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16 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:29 am

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"Arigato," she hummed, a soft smile curving her lips yet again. Once on deck, she was nearly knocked over by a crewman rushing by her and simultaneously barking a few orders, or replies, to someone of higher, or equal rank. She brushed the side of her sleeve off with her silk cloth and then tucked it back into the folds of her kimono and looked up to Daikichi. She had let go of his hand upon getting on the ship, but she still stood close to him. She then looked passed him and toward the crew. Her eyes were watching a few men work, curious as to why they chose such a career path. Her attention was only gone for a second from Daikichi, but it was surely brought back when he blurted a quite rude question. To be honest, it was fine. Her cheeks, however, were stained a deep crimson, her hand tugging her cloth to cover her face in embarrassment. She then mumbled into the palm of her hand, her mouth pressed into her handkerchief and kimono sleeve, "Nnnooo."

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17 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:27 pm

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Daikichi smiled his crooked smile down at her as she squeaked out her answer. His eyebrows raised slightly and he nodded. He let the silence speak for him for a few beats before sharply inhaling through his nose, and then stopping a passing deckhand, grabbing him under the arm.

“Find someone who’s free, and have them gather our guests in the parlor. Tell Shin’Ichi that we’ll serve tea before launching.” He let the man rush off to carry out his order and then turned to the banister just off to the side where Kyo stood looking pensive.

“Inspector, have you met Miss Isawa? I’m told she isn’t married, but I’m sure she teems with suitors.”

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18 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:29 pm

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Kyo's eyes had danced from face to face when he was sure he wasn't being watched by his subjects, carefully picking out their major features. He assigned small monikers to them in the back of his mind to make recalling their faces easier later on. Finally he had settled on watching a seaman and a rather pretty young girl in a kimino converse on the gangplank. An eyebrow lifted slightly and his fingers moved up to curl through his goatee, dragging steadily and grooming in the bright sun of the day. His wife gave him a rather sharp look of detestment as she realised that the Kitsuki had simply slipped into his casual game of reading others.

Kyo turned his attention to her and simply said, with an air of cold mock-politeness. "Why not go below deck, I'm sure you will find something infinitely more interesting where ever I am not." The corner of her mouth twisted in that odd little way it did, like he had something amusing and she hated that she thought of it like that, before she swanned away over the boards of the deck. The dragon watched after, a pensive look storming across his face.

It was interuptted by another. Before the Captain had finished his sentence the Kitsuki had adopted a rather soft smile, bowing deeply before the Shugenja.

"It pains me deeply that we were not acquanted at the Gathering of the Retainers, I spoke for far too long about matters of Poetry and Exploring I suppose. It is infinitely pleasing to meet such a lady on a day like so and I am sure that your..." He paused, smiling wider at Daikichi before pushing on. "Time is often taken by handsome young men. Are you looking forward to the voyage?"

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19 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:27 pm

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“Failure is a peculiar word, after all it means that negative things came from inaction and Zoushi and the dog are playing. I count that as a good thing. And, if you must count something as failure then consider it that you failed to depress my monkey for a short while longer,” Shuzo told the woman with a slight smile. The archer almost could not even tell that she was in fact a woman with the way she dressed and how she carried herself. “Also, do not feel the need to use honorifics with me. We are on a ship that is more your home then mine.” Shuzo gave the woman a shallow bow, not too deeply since he did not wish to leave any intentional disgrace, and continued, “Thank you for taking care of me and my pet.”

Shuzo rose, unsure as to how the woman would react to his response. There was every chance that she would find his introduction shameful but there was no way to truly know. On top of everything else the young man was still quite ignorant in the ways of the world and he had never been exactly good with the people of the world.

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20 Re: The Plights of Plums on Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:21 am

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She glanced toward Daikichi and was surprised he was smiling. Oh Goodness! He probably thinks I'm trying to seduce him, or win him over.. she screamed at herself mentally, her eyes glued to Daikichi while he spoke to the deckhand. She bit her lower lip, still having her mouth hidden behind of her kimono sleeve. She relaxed her face, however, and tried to compose herself of better stuff than blushes and squeaking answers.

She then stepped forward on light feet, feeling a bit sick at the thought of being disliked. That was one thing she hated more than anything; being disliked. She sighed gently and let her hand fall down to her side, the sleeve of her kimono swallowing her dainty digits. When Daikichi introduced her, she felt a fresh blush curl over her face. She doubted she had suitors, and if she did, she did not really desire them in the first place. She sighed but addressed Kyo with a bow of equal respect, a soft smile lacing her lips while her blush died down. "I am equally sorry we hadn't the chance to formally meet." she said, cutting herself off to push a few loose strands of hair from her face. "Despite the men, I honestly only make time for interesting conversation." she spoke again, her blush returning to vex her cheeks with crimson. She pulled her mind out of those thoughts and decided to look off toward the water just over the edge of the ship. "The sea is definitely going to be quite fun to journey with, yes. The stories that she has will give us dreams or nightmares, but at least there will be stories to be told of our voyage." she said, her voice light and sweet while she gave smiles to Kyo and Daikichi.

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21 Re: The Plights of Plums on Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:29 am

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TYUKI & KYO

Daikichi made another amused noise as Kyo spoke. Neither young nor handsome he was about to say in reply, but allowed Tyuki the time to respond to his questions instead of speaking himself.

“You seem to think highly of the water, Isawa-san.” As he spoke he used an arm to silently invite the pair to stroll with him to the parlor.


SHUZO

Masaa only raised from her deep bow the moment that Shuzo did, she did not meet his gaze though. Her shrouded eyes darted as if she could not find a suitable place to let them rest.

“Such a relaxed atmosphere wouldn’t be suitable for entertaining those of your statue. We on the crew are still common folk after all. I’m sure Buch-” She cut herself off, gasping slightly as if she had uttered the wrong word, but quickly composed herself once more. “Yoritomo-sama would find it unacceptable.”

[I thought I should add a note about this, because I’m not sure who does and doesn’t know: She was about to call Daikichi “Bucho” which translates over to “Boss” from Japanese. It’s typically more of a playful term of endearment then an actual title, so it’d probably only be used by the crewmen who Daikichi trusts the most. And yeah, that’s all stuff that you’re characters would probably recognise.]

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22 Re: The Plights of Plums on Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:28 am

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Kyo smiled, perhaps knowingly, as Daikichi made an amused sound at his words. Then his eyes, bright and nearly eerie in how focused they could become, rested on the blushing Shugenja. From a quick closer inspection he imagined her to be quite young and inexperienced, however that was always a bad thnig. She had a lot to learn on this trip most likely and it would be important for all involved to shape her future into something bright for the Ivory Kingdoms and Rokugan itself. He nodded along, agreeing easily with her points on conversation and even with her admiration of the water. When Daikichi held out, indicating they move from the deck into the belly of the ship, Kyo stepped forward easily. He waited for Tyuki to begin moving, letting her set the pace however, while easily slipping into conversation. "Oh, but a Shugenja should think highly of all the elements of the world, I suppose. Otherwise they become like an artisan's tools in their eyes."

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23 Re: The Plights of Plums on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:35 am

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Tyuki took a few shallows steps forward, her eyes lingering a moment longer on the ocean before she allowed herself to take the lead. Out of her peripherals, she noticed that Daikichi and Kyo's pace had slowed and were quite snails pace, despite being careful on deck. Tyuki took the lead, only pulling slightly ahead of Kyo while he spoke to her. "Yes, actually. I enjoy all the elements in a personal way; Water being one of my most favorites. Growing up on the coast in the north with rich farmlands and gorgeous forests at the foot hills of the mountains was a beautiful sight, indeed," she hummed, warming up to the idea of these two being 'friends.' She knew that she would have to take care of herself for not at first, but she would definitely try to come around and be kind to all of the Samurai joining together on this adventure.

Once they had reached the parlor, Tyuki waited before she sat, and then relaxed herself in a quite comfortable chair. She smiled toward both Daikichi and Kyo, and then gasped lightly, more to herself than anything. "I am so rude sometimes; but I am Isawa Tyuki, Shugenja of the Phoenix Clan." she blurted to Kyo, Daikichi already having heard her proper introduction. She was so off sometimes, and it was hard to keep things in order when she was as nervous as she was lately.

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24 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:07 pm

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As they came down the steps toward the parlor doors, Daikichi spotted Shuzo and Masaa standing nearby, and heard the dog and monkey’s commotion. He tried not to show his displeasure at the animals wrestling through his freshly clean parlor. He let Kyo and Tyuki chat while he pulled Masaa away from Shuzo, the usually stoic woman seemed a little shaken as he approached.

“Get the dog out.” He said, a little hushed.

“I was trying, but-” Her already low voice was nearly imperceptible when she whispered. Her eyes darted toward Shuzo for a beat.

“Don’t worry about it.” He put his hands on her shoulders. “Don’t panic. Come back after and take tea with us.” He straightened up and let her go into the parlor to retrieve the dog, the woman still looking rather retreated.

“We’ll go inside in a moment.” He tried to be curteous to Kyo, Tyuki, and now also Shuzo.

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25 Re: The Plights of Plums on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:27 pm

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Kyo smiled pleasantly and followed the pace Tyuki set. He was of course trying to be as respectful as possible to the young Shugenja as she began to speak of home; he was reminded of the sprawling mountains and valleys and hill sides of his home. The way the wind brushed through the thick long grass and how rice fields were cut into flat stair like steps up the sides of the twisting serpantine like landscape. And of course, the ever reaching sky above his head. On clear days it was a brilliant blue with a dark blue, nearly night like spot capping the expanse of the heavens. He chuckled when she suddenly realised about the introductions, making Kyo bow once more before replying in kind, to both her and the Captain of the ship. "My name is Kitsuki Kyo and I will be the Imperial Cartographer for this trip, of the Dragon Clan."

Kyo allowed the Captain and Shugenja to walk down the stairs first, following after them steadily with a pleasant hum. He politely ignored the crew member and the brief conversation they had, instead focusing on Shuzo with bright eyes and a smile. There was a slight nod of his head as he slipped his hands back into his sleeves.

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