SystemFailureV3 !5TQkmktHkE 2011/02/12 (Sat) 20:15 No. 44797 ▼
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??The kappa village. If that's a bust, then I'll head to Muenzuka."
Sakuya nods, producing a notepad and pencil from? somewhere. "Very well. You'll want to head towards the mountain," She starts writing. "The village is by the river there. Oh, and you might want to have your wings out when you reach them."
"Why's that?" you ask.
"they're pretty skittish around humans. Not out of any dislike? it's something about protecting them. Anyways, if they can tell you're a youkai, they'll probably be more willing to talk to you."
That makes sense. "Alright, I'll keep that in mind."
"Ah, also watch out for the tengu. they're in charge of the mountain, and they don't take too kindly to strangers. So maybe you shouldn't fly too high up? they patrol the skies around the mountain."
"I'll keep that in mind."
"Well then, good luck." And then she vanishes.
You tell Patchouli that you'll be heading out to gain supplies, and that she should keep reading. She says she will, and with that, you're off.
The mountain is easy to spot, and so is the river alongside it. Remembering Sakuya's warning about the tengu, you land by the river, and start walking. it's a nice night out, and the air is clean. And the stars? you haven't seen this many stars in decades.
It is because you are so entranced by the beauty of the night that you miss the laser.
You are knocked clean off your feet, and into a nearby tree. If you were a human, you'd be in a broken heap. As it is, you're pretty rattled.
"Yes! The Stun Beam was a success!" Exclaims a voice from nearby. Through the haze of pain, you see a short, blue-haired man holding a contraption of bamboo and metal. he's doing a little jig.
"What? the hell?" you mutter.
He stops dancing and sees you. "Ack, a human?"
You get up. It feels like you were run over. "No," you say with a bit of heat. "I'm not. And you're very lucky I'm not because if I was, I might be dead. What were you thinking, firing that at me?"
"I? uh?. didn't think it would hit so hard. And I kind of thought you were a bear? my eyesight isn't what it used to be? sorry." He looks pretty repentant. Your anger deflates a bit.
"Well, just make sure you look at your surroundings before firing something like that next time."
"I will. Hey, you don't look that good."
You don't feel that good. "I'm not. And my shirt is ruined, too?"
"Hey, I have an idea! Come with me! I'll get you some first aid, and a new shirt!"
That couldn't hurt. "Thank you, mister??"
"Ah, it's Kaito. Kaito Kawashiro, of the kappa."
"Well, I wish we could have met under better circumstances. I'm Wallachia Scarlet. But call me Wallace."
Kaito frowns. "Scarlet? Scarlet? I could swear that I've heard that name before?."
"You've probably heard of my sisters."
He snaps his fingers. "Ah, right, the vampires!" He deflates a bit. "The vampires? uhhh?.? he's looking rather intimidated. "Crap."
What kind of image has Remilia been cultivating? "Don't worry, you won't get in trouble. But besides that, you said you're a kappa? I was hoping to find your village? I want to do some business."
"Alright!" His earlier cheer is back. "But let's talk about it back at my place. Come on, follow me! Oh, and if you're a vampire, you should bring out your wings? I'd never hear the end of it if they thought I'd brought a human into the village."
With a thought, your wings appear. "Is that better?"
"Yeah. Now, let's go!"
The kappa village is situated on both sides of the river. Most of the houses are built directly on the banks, with a few buildings close by. There's also a bridge, which Kaito leads you across as he heads for a nice looking place on the other bank. He opens the door, and beckons you in.
"I'm home! And I brought a patient for you, Sao!"
"Just a minute!" Calls out a voice from another room.
Kaito turns to you. "That'd be Saori, my wife. She's the best doctor in the village! I also have a daughter, Nitori, but she's in her workshop right now."
In comes a petit woman with green hair and a bag. "You said you had a patient?"
"Yup. This is Wallace. I mistook him for a bear and shot him with the Stun Beam. I rattled him up pretty hard."
"-Mistook him for a bear?" Tsk, tsk. You weren't wearing your glasses again, were you?"
Kaito rubs the back of his head. "Nitori wanted to upgrade them, so I gave them to her."
Saori shrugs. "Ah well. Can't be helped. Now then," She turns to you and reaches into her bag. "How should we go about treating you?" She pulls out a fairly large syringe and grins a fairly disturbing grin.
You can't help but gulp. "Uh? it's really just a burn on my chest and some bruising?."
The kappa doctor frowns. "Darn. I never get to have any fun. Oh, well," she says, putting the syringe away and taking out a small jar and some bandages. "I'll just do this normally. Take off your shirt." You comply, and she sets about rubbing ointment on your burn.
"Now then," Says Kaito. "You said you wanted to do some business with us?"
How to go about this diplomatically?.
Kaito doesn't look like the kappa in the picture.