[X] Let's have Okuu fight along your side. Crow team! (5 Votes)
This took ages, but here it is.
"I think I'll choose Okuu."
"Fine by me." Kaede says. "I can't do it fast enough if we're talking about raw power."
"Are you sure about that?"
"Well, it is a festival after all, and if I don't do it quick, there would be collateral damage." Kaede then peeks over your shoulder. "Plus... I didn't bring my gear or the mood to play with her."
"Anyone else have something to say about it?"
“All good for me.” Hiiragi agrees.
“No objections here.” Hisagi adds.
"Of course not! Now go out there and win the fight, Seo!" Your mother cheers.
You nod and face Futo. "Alright, I'll take your challenge. But instead of him, I'll partner up with her." You tell her as you point at Okuu.
"It's fine. She looks strong to me."
"Thank you." Okuu smiles at the praise.
"Don't let that put your guard down, Okuu."
At this point, people start to gather around your group and Futo, and they even starting to bet on who's going to win this little skirmish. As you start to worry about collateral damage, you notice that she had just finished casting a duel barrier. Rather thoughtful of her.
Futo stretches her arms and gets into her fighting pose, while you reach for your Beretta hidden in your yukata. Okuu once again pulls out her arm cannon from out of nowhere, before affixing it on her right arm.
"Are you ready?" You ask.
"Whenever you are!" Futo replies confidently.
"Okay~" Okuu then lifts her third leg cannon and nonchalantly shoots an explosive ball of fire towards her. Despite being ready, Futo was caught off-guard by the sudden shot, which would quickly knock her out once the explosive shot connects her. You only sigh at the sight of your challenger sprawling on the ground as a result of the blast, but thankfully still breathing. You drop your stance and leave your handgun in its holster as you stare at the fallen Futo, with the crowd gathering around your group murmuring about what had just transpired.
"Oops~" Okuu giggles childishly as she puts away her arm cannon.
The barrier separating you and the crowd dissipates with Futo's defeat. "Now I think you're just showing off."
Before you can comment any further, two people rush towards Futo's side, one of them peculiarly wearing what seems to be a headset and the other is a lady with ghost legs dressed in green. The ones tending Futo might have been her friends, and from the looks of it you'd better not be caught hanging around for too long.
"Come on, let's scram." You whisper to your group, and they all agree to leave silently.
"I told you to not challenge people in the middle of a festival!" The ghost-like lady chastises the unconscious Futo.
In the meantime, with you and your family had managed to slip out of the crowd unnoticed, you carry on with the original plan on having dinner with your family. For this occasion, you bring everyone to Tex's stall, which you skipped in favor of something lighter yesterday. As everyone takes their seat, you quietly peer into your wallet, with the hopes that everyone gets their share. Lucky for you, you have more than enough funds for everyone on the table to help themselves with the food.
Tex's assistant soon shows up at your table to take your orders, and then leave before serving the ordered drinks first. She would then serve everyone's food which consists of a lot of beef and ribs after a while, and everyone would begin eating with a short prayer.
Once the dinner chomping phase slows down, Hisagi begins a conversation, or rather, an announcement. "Well, I have big news for everyone."
"What is it?" Your mother asks.
"Hitomi, Seo, Okuu," She starts, addressing your part of the family. "Kaede is going to be married to that Moriya priestess, Sanae."
"What?! Really?!" You balk in surprise, as you turn towards Kaede. "Why you didn't tell me about it?"
"Well, Kanako just showed up at my house this morning and announced to my family that she had chosen me personally out of all candidates to marry Sanae. I can't simply say no, now that I vowed to her and Lady Suwako that I would protect Sanae with my life, you know..."
"But what about Nitori?"
"I plan to tell Nitori first, then Hina and Momiji-"
"Hang on a sec, Hina and Momiji too? I didn't know you too have this Fujisaki gland thing going." Hiiragi cuts in.
Kaede turns towards Hiiragi confusedly. "...what the hell does that supposed to mean?"
"Oh, you wouldn't get it anyway." She waves him off between chuckles.
The two mothers would giggle at the conversation. "My, my. Such can be expected from young boys like you both, having girls by your side, with such romance in the air... though is it fine for you to tell us about it, Hisagi?"
"Kanako-sama said that it's fine for us to tell the closest members of the family, at the condition that it wouldn't be publicized. She told me that no tengu news is allowed to publish the story too, should they catch the wind of it. By the way, she also told me to send you her regards, Seo."
"Ah, got it." You say. "Say, what else did she say about me?"
"Oh, she didn't say much, just referring you - in her words, 'specifically, the Guardian that got hung by his legs'."
That's a detail you don't want to explain much to your mother for now. "Right, moving on... did you ask Kanako if you can go on a date with her like this festival then?" You ask Kaede, attempting to move away from that topic.
"Kanako-sama said no to dating to keep the surprise, at least until she makes the public announcement, which is in due time."
"Well, while he's getting married, I suppose Seo and Okuu would be next, no?"
"We'll see about that." Your mother giggles as she hugs you and Okuu close. "I couldn't wait for my youngest child to have little baby crows as my grandkids~" The statement makes everyone except Okuu blush. In fact, she is quite thrilled with the idea as you can see.
"I'd say I'd feel the same too, Hitomi." Hisagi says, pulling her children closer to her as well.
"You're giving some people ideas, mom."
"Oh, why not? It's not really a secret that you're a mature young man already, Seo."
You check your watch and realize that all that dining and eating almost takes up an hour. Your mother realized that too, and clasps her hands together.
"Looks like we'd be late for the performance. Everyone's done, yes?" Kaede finishes up his drink, before saying yes. "Alright, let's go~!"
"I'll catch up with you guys in a bit. You go with them, Okuu." You tell everyone, because you need to pay for the food after all.
Once you are done with the payment, you regroup with your family, where they had reserved a space on the picnic mat for you. The performance is about to start shortly, with the Prismrivers appearing on stage moments later.
The Prismrivers were greeted with a cheer from their audiences, as they all dressed up with very beautiful yukata, which they respond with happiness. Merlin can be seen waving at Kazuma - with the latter easily standing out from the crowd and Hatate waving back at Merlin. They soon began with their serenade, a melodious instrumental, capturing the theme of summer. There are times where they show off their expertise with their instruments, and Merlin singing.
They did a few more songs after that, each one being received with a thunderous applause, with some whistles and cheers in between. Once everything is over, they all bow to the audience before leaving the stage and an announcer taking their place instead.
To mark the end of the festival, the fireworks display was soon announced to begin in a few minutes. This gives everyone ample time to start finding their best location while the team behind it (led by Marisa no less) is preparing their equipment. You have an idea where to look for the best scenic view. First things first, you roll up the picnic mat and then Okuu then lifts your mother into her arms and into a bridal carry, surprising the latter with her strength. Everyone then follows your lead as you bring them to the hill overlooking the village not too far away.
Once everyone is there, you unroll the mat and everyone takes their seat. You have Okuu leaning on your shoulder, while Hiiragi and Kaede are resting on your mother and Hisagi's lap respectively.
And then you see a bolt being shot out from ground level.
"Oh look, it's starting!" Okuu squeals excitedly as she points at the fireworks bolt.
Once the bolt reaches a certain height, it bursts into colorful, smaller bolts spreading around in various ways before fading out of the sky. The firework bolts then shoot up more in quantity, producing more colored lights until for the finale, which Marisa uses her recognizable Master Spark to the sky. Once the fireworks stop, you wait a few moments for some stargazing with your family members.
"Well... I suppose that's over." Hisagi says, breaking the silence. She then stands up, along with her children. "Too bad it's over midnight, I wouldn't mind hanging around the village a bit more."
"It's fine, there's always another day."
"Please visit us again, Hitomi. My daughters have taken a liking to you so much. Perhaps you can bring along Ryouga if you want to."
"Please bring dad along too~!"
"I will~" You mother chuckles as she pets Hiiragi between her wolf ears.
Hisagi and Hiiragi hugs your mother, with them both nuzzling her cheeks as well. Kaede then does the same but minus the nuzzling, before they take off to the skies. Once they are gone into the night's sky, you in turn escort your mother back home (walking at your mother's insistence) while talking to each other about various small topics until you reach the lights-out shophouse. Before leaving, you and Okuu hug her together.
In the meantime while on the way back to the inn, you notice your fellow Guardians gathering near Alex's house. Alex invites you for a drink - which apparently is to celebrate a certain someone's coming-of-age.
“So I heard the guy finally did it. Let’s celebrate with a bottle of stuff!” Alex calls out; lifting up a bottle of sake once everyone's gathered around the table.
“AY!” The bottles go clink among the Guardians, with Erin needing a boost. Unlike everyone else in the team, he only takes small gulps from the bottle until half-way through.
"Actually, who told you that?" Rei asks as he puts down his empty bottle on the table.
"Koishi did. She dropped the intel on me from outta nowhere." Alex said.
"Oh, I suppose that kid been spying around, huh..."
“Did I just hear it right, gentlemen?” Remilia asks as she approaches the round table with Sakuya in tow.
"Someone we know finally found his love?" Remilia then waves her hand dismissively. "It's a good thing that you're all here - I need to remind you gentlemen that three days from today, you have a scheduled training simulation, courtesy of Yukari."
Instantly, everyone available cheered. "Yes!"
"Well a training is better than nothing. What are we going to do, S&D? CTF stuff?" Rei asks.
"CTF is a rather fitting designation for our next scenario - with the F standing for Fugitive, of course. I won't be telling the minute details until you gentlemen are there. All I want you to do is to prepare your gear for the simulation. This means full outfit with protective equipments, understand?"
Remilia then nods and wishes everyone good night, before she and Sakuya leaves the Guardians for her home. Once the group-drinking session is over, you and Okuu return to the inn for the night with your prizes, hand in hand.
As soon as you reach your room at the inn, you sigh tiredly. Putting away your things is the first thing you do, before sitting down. Okuu however offers you a much better alternative from your current resting posture as she pats her lap and beckons you to come closer. You do so, resting your head on your hell raven's soft lap.
"Today's such a fun day, Seo."
"Yeah. A bit tiring, but yes, it's fun." You tell her, remaining on your position until you remembered to do something, getting up from your comfortable resting place regretfully.
"C'mon. Let's take a bath, dear."
Okuu obediently obliges as she gets up and strips herself off, before lending a hand to do the same to you and tailing right behind you to the bathroom. Before either both of you take a dip, you and Okuu clean each other up with soap, with the latter using her chest like a sponge, even rubbing more body soap around your body with her hands in a teasing way. You then return the favor when it's your turn to clean her up. Once the soaping and scrubbing is done, you rinse her off first before you throw some water on yourself to get rid of the soap.
The next step is the bathtub, which is enough to fit both of you, allowing you to slip into the tub with Okuu on top of you right after it finishes filling up. For that moment, you let yourself relax to the warmth of the water, along with Okuu in your arms.
After soaking in for a few minutes close to half an hour, you and Okuu step out of the tub and start to dry each other up with clean towels. You even take this chance to use your wind magic to dry up her long hair and wings before doing the same with your own wings.
Neither you nor Okuu bothered to put any clothes on, so you let her hug you close once the drying process finishes. You return her snuggles heartily, sneaking in some gropes to her bountiful chest. Okuu giggles as she presses your hands with hers into her chest some more.
Now facing her, you press your chest close to hers, staring into each other's eyes dreamily, before sharing a deep, intimate kiss with each other, along with an embrace. Though, during the kiss Okuu gently pushes you down to lie on your back, continuing to share those kisses.
"You're looking eager tonight, Okuu."
She giggles cutely. "All thanks to you for bringing me out on fun times like the last few days, Seo~"
"You're welcomed, dear."
As she's resting on top of you, you can feel her hand rubbing against your shaft. "And I don't plan on just ending it with words~"
You know absolutely well that she means it, and so you let her continue her handjob. In the meantime, you find yourself free from doing anything - so to fix that you grope her rear in return, kneading them lightly while your other hand squeezes her breasts. Seeing her reaction, you continue to tweak and tease her puffy and erect nipples.
The teasing would soon stop as she props herself over you, raising her hips so that she can guide your shaft into her. She then slowly lowers herself until she accepts the full length inside her, supporting herself with her arms planted beside your head.
"I can't wait anymore, Seo... I want all of it inside me~"
She definitely means it, and soon you find yourself groaning under her as Okuu would soon start gyrating her hips against yours.
While she's riding your cock like so, Okuu's juicy breasts is hanging down and bouncing in front of your face. You would take this chance to grab them both again and fondle them lovingly. Hopefully the room is soundproof, because her pleasant moans are music to your ears. Of course, with her current position it's quite easy for you to think of something desirable as a follow-up - you press her breasts together and suckle both of her nipples at once.
The sensation might be quite strong to her that her rodeo play suddenly freezes on the spot. You take this chance to roll her onto her back, before resuming the action with you now in the lead. Okuu's surprise only lasted a moment as your pounding sends her back into her state of bliss, more so when you play with her breasts, suckling one and playing with the other.
Okuu moans and squeals continues to soothe your ears she hugs you close to her as you continue this, this only fuels you to pound her harder and pick up your pace, and both hands now play with her breasts while you proceed to muffle her moans with a kiss. As you're busy with your business, you would realize Okuu locking your hips to hers in a leg lock. You would continue with your pace and eventually, with her tightness and warmth you eventually fill her up, with both of you crying out from sheer pleasure.
Her leg lock relaxes as she rides out her orgasm, and you rest on top of her body.
"You know, Seo... do you think mom would like our children?" She asks. You notice how she refers your mother as 'mom', just like how she calls your father as 'dad' few days earlier.
"Why not? She'd love the idea of raising them. You know that parents sometimes are like that."
"Do you want more then?"
Of course, you ended up doing it several times more with her; having lost count how many times she wants it inside of her.
Now that both you and Okuu are tired from all that fun, you opt to rest with the latter agreeing and hugging you close. You return her embrace and rest your head between her cleavage, and Okuu responds with gentle pets to your head and back.
"I love you, Seo..." She mutters.
You look up to her and respond to her proclamation. "I love you too, Okuu."
And soon, you both drift to sleep.
When morning comes, you wake Okuu up for a bath together. Now that the festival is over, you and Okuu can afford using your usual getup to go around the village. Before leaving the inn, you pay the rest of the dues and you say your thanks to Hikakin for your pleasant stay.
You don't exactly go ahead and go straight home as Okuu insists on getting gifts for everyone else back at the palace. One of the stores that Okuu came across is a lingerie shop, where at her behest that you should stay outside. This comes to you as not quite an oddity; she might be aiming that as a surprise. Once she's done, she comes out of the store with a medium-sized bag.
After that, she leads you to various places, mostly just to do some window shopping. When she feels hungry, you would get her something to munch on before she gets back on her quest to look for things. Sometimes, the window shopping ends with a small purchase as well.
Your last stop would be Kourindou, where Okuu wants to use her voucher. After explaining how she actually obtained the item, Rinnosuke seems to be quite amused at her feat. Like her shopping moment in the previous store you sat out of her search, letting Okuu browse freely. Once a while, she picks up an item and putting it on the counter, so that Rinnosuke can tell her what it is.
"It's a camera, like what the tengu uses. It's not quite as bulky, and I don't think it uses any film."
She then leaves the item on the counter, where she then looks for another item that catches her attention, repeating this process for two more times, where a clamshell phone and a small music player would join its side. Unlike Hatate's phone which you had glimpsed once, the clamshell phone is more rounded in the edges and more plain-colored. The music player on the other hand is as small and long as your thumb, with a cap at the end. Rinnosuke said that it's an old outside tech, a rare find in the outside world itself.
Okuu on the other hand seems to be having trouble choosing between those three items, and after a lot of reconsideration, she eventually makes up her mind about taking the music player instead. The device is indeed powered on as she tries it but if Alex taught you anything, that it needs a recharge over time, like your radio. Perhaps you could meet Nitori sometime later to see if the device needs any extra tinkering.
"Not buying anything for yourself, Seo?" Rinnosuke asks just as you're about to leave his shop.
"Maybe sometime later, when I see something that catches my eye."
"Sure thing. Come again later."
By the time you reach the bridge to the underground capital, it was already evening. You ended up staying for a bit longer on the surface to buy things for the girls at the palace, with Okuu buying a bit more than you expected, but at least the latter is happy with her purchases. Parsee spots you as soon as you step in, and since you had anticipated this, you hand her one of the large stuffed toys you won during the festival. She hides her embarrassed face behind the stuffed toy and lets you on your way to the capital.
As you soon pass by the Yamame's place, Okuu asks you to stop over for a visit. You decide to stop by Yamame's place, and for some odd reason the shop's closed despite that she's usually open at this hour.
"Say hi or something? I think she's inside." Okuu tells you.
You knock on the door twice, and soon the door creaks open. Yamame shows up at the doorframe and invites you in.
"I didn't know you're closed today."
"Well, I have other things to do, mostly." She then sees the items you brought from the surface. "Having fun shopping?"
"Yeah, we do. We're on our way back to the palace, and Okuu wants me to hang around here but I thought you were closed, so yeah."
Yamame smiles at your remark. "If that's the case, you guys can stay at my place for the night, how's that?" She offers.
You shrug your shoulders and accept the offer. "Eh, why not. The festival and taking care of her tires me too." Okuu giggles as you say that.