!H8UfLAg.DQ 2013/03/13 (Wed) 08:20 No. 165645 ▼
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“...and they are being quite insistent on that particular matter, I am afraid.”
“Stubborn, you mean.”
“Yes, well, they do have their reputations to-”
“...hrm. Yes, what is it now?”
“E-excuse me, m'lord, but...ah...”
“Again? Er, my apologies, Lady Yasaka, but-”
“Oh, no. By all means, please. It sounds urgent.”
“Thank you for your understanding.”
What a surprise. Another interruption.
Yes, yes, go to the door. Make it look as if you are attempting to send them away.
We both know that is not what is going to happen, though.
Not if the last five times this has occurred within the past hour or so are anything to go by.
'Twice is coincidence, thrice is a pattern' after all.
You'll speak in hushed voices. Your tone of feigned irritation is slipping, by the way.
You will keep at it for a few more secon- oh? Gave up on that sooner than I expected. Although, to be fair, I can only imagine this facade is growing as tiresome to you as it is to me.
Of course, at this point I would have to wonder why you would even bother keeping this up. It's not as if we both don't already know how this is going to turn out.
You'll shuffle back here, hands clasped together- yes, just like that. You'll say something about how very, truly sorry you are, but you absolutely must attend to this matter. I will, of course, assure you that it is quite alright, and politely refrain from inquiring as to what the meaning of all of this is.
Ah, yes. Bow, apologize, and then hurriedly shuffle your way out, leaving me here. Alone. Again.
This is no way to treat a deity.
Still, it is curious...
“They are reeeeeeeeeally bad at this, aren't they?”
“Hm. You're still listening.”
”Well, it's not like there's anything better to listen to on this thing. Kappa were fun to listen to for a bit, but then they got into their weird techy-talky stuff and I tuned out. Hearing you getting ditched over and over is a whole lot more entertaining!”
“Well, as long as you're entertained...”
”Aww, c'mon! You know what I mean! It's like I'm listening to a sitcom here! ...ooh! Have any of them come back wearing different clothes than what they were wearing before? You know, like they had to dress for you one way, and dress for whoever else they were with another way, and they forgot to switch back? Then you can ask why they're wearing different clothes than they were before, and they'll be all 'What, no, I mean, you see...” and then whoever they were having the other date with comes over and they'll ask who you are and you'll ask who they are and then you'll both glare at them, and then-”
“Yes. Enough. I get it.”
”I'm just saying, that's how bad they are at this.”
“Well, I can't say I disagree. It's actually almost insulting, in a way. For them to want to hide something from me is one thing, but they are not usually so blatant about the fact they are trying to hide something.”
“Yeah, really! It's like if I went and told you about how I...oh, wait, you haven't found that, yet. Never mind!”
“...haven't found what”
“Seriously, Suwako, what did you-”
“Nothing! Really! I was just kidding!”
“Yes, really! Really! Sheesh!”
“...in any case, this may actually work to our advantage.”
It doesn't take much to make their 'lower management' types skittish, but if even the Tengu bigwigs are this visibly nervous, then something big must be happening. Something they would much rather not have me know about. Something, perhaps, that they fear might be used as leverage against them?
What ever could that be, I wonder?
”You're doing your 'evil mastermind' smile right now, aren't you?”
”Oh, you know! That look you have when you get all plotty and schemey and thinking about how you can take over the world or whatever!”
“I do no such thing!”
”Reeeeally? Have you never looked at yourself in a mirror? Because, you know, you got one of those.”
“I do not smile like an 'evil mastermind'!”
”I mean, you've got it right on you! You look down, and it's there! ...of course, at that angle you'd mostly just be seeing up your nose.”
“I'm turning this off now.”
”Not that it would be bad to peek up there ever now and then, of course. I didn't want to say anything, but you've had this one hair that's just been poking out more and more every day for the past ye-”
Honestly! I do not smile like a...no. No, no, no. Now is not the time to be fretting over appearances. Something is going on here, and I have a hunch that it would be in my best interest to uncover what it is.
These 'talks' were going nowhere, anyway. Best to set the matter aside for a later date. Yes, that would be for the best, I feel. I'll just see myself out, and be on my way.
After I look into a few things, of course. Merely checking up on some troubled followers, of course. Purely out of concern for their well-being, of course.
...I'm not smiling over this. Certainly not like an evil mastermind. Absolutely not.
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