[Dream] 16

Dec. 10th, 2010 12:12 am
souhi_no_arashi: (Reflections)
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Dream effects: (Optional) A sense of peace and contentment. Of at least temporarily sated wanderlust.


There was snow falling softly outside. Gentle white flakes that fluttered down from the pearl gray sky above.

Kurogane found himself staring out the open outer door at the frozen landscape of home, lost in thought. He then found a pair of lanky arms winding around his waist slowly and Fay's chin settled up on his shoulder. He could feel the ease with which the other man held himself and was surprised to realize he was relieved. The snow didn't bring the same haunted look to Fay's eyes any longer apparently. It was almost enough to bring the hint of a smile.

"Shirasaki castle is quite lovely blanketed in white like this," the blonde mused lightly.

Kurogane just nodded silently. He could hear rustling from the adjoining room to theirs and his gaze slid sidelong.

"Ah, they must be up early," chirped Fay, nipped the ninja's ear and then darted away before Kurogane could retaliate. "I'll start breakfast then, Kuro-taaan~" he called back in sing-song as the long trail of his sleep robes swished out of sight out the door.

Scowling, Kurogane eventually followed after into the hallway to hear a soft gasp of surprise from the other room and then excited exclamations about the overnight snow. He turned and slid open the door to the other room soundlessly, features softening. The princess was hanging off Syaoran's arm as the pair gazed out.

Syaoran had noticed Kurogane's presence despite the silence and glanced back to him with a quiet smile. "Good morning, Kurogane."

At that, Sakura whirled, green eyes bright with excitement to fix a smile on him. "It's just like in the world with Jade Country! There is so much snow! If... if you aren't too busy today..." she began hopefully, "Maybe we could all go out to enjoy it together?"

Kurogane knew that by the time he reported to Tomoyo that she would have somehow caught wind of the girl's request and seen to it to make it so. Hell, she'd likely join them for as long as she could get away with. So he just nodded. And found himself with a faceful of white. Not snow, but something much worse.

"Kuro-papa is so kind to take his kids out to play in the new snow! Mokona can't wait!"

The man peeled the still babbling creature off his face and held it up with an air of irritated distaste, but it was mostly for show. And Mokona knew it too, for when he abruptly dropped the manjuu, it just bounced right back up to settle on his shoulder.

"I should go help with breakfast," Sakura announced brightly and smiled one more time at both Syaoran and Kurogane. "Did you want to help Moko-chan?"

Mokona hopped in place, nodding with its whole body. "Mm, Mokona will help make a delicious breakfast for the whoooole family!" It bounced and plopped into Sakura's arms as she giggled and headed to the kitchen to help Fay.

Kurogane and Syaoran shared a quiet look then, left alone in the room. "After she gets a chance to play, I should have time to do some training with you," the ninja offered and Syaoran nodded with a grateful smile. He looked over to their open door much as Kurogane had been doing earlier.

"I'm grateful for it," the boy said softly and Kurogane could feel that he meant for more than the sword practice. Kurogane padded across the wooden floor to join his student, gazing out. Nihon had always been home to the man, and nothing he'd thought before would ever change that. But if he'd returned here without these people, he knew now, that it wouldn't have felt the same. But now that they were here... now it was home once more.

"... so am I."


[The snowy scene faded away into black as Kurogane drifted into a deeper sleep. After a few moments of darkness, the only sounds being those of two people breathing in and out in the telltale rhythm of sleep, and the feed shut off, dream recorded and broadcast.]

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Date: 2010-12-10 08:20 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-12-10 08:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
Breakfast is almost ready. I'm in the kitchen~

Date: 2010-12-10 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Knew that too. What do you think woke me?

Text

Date: 2010-12-10 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
Kuro-sama~ I wasn't being that noisy!

Date: 2010-12-10 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Talking about the smell, idiot. What did you make anyway?

Text

Date: 2010-12-10 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
Smoked salmon and tamagoyaki with vegetables mixed in. There hasn't been much sun lately so I thought we could do with a nice, oily fish. It's ready whenever you are.

ACTION booya

Date: 2010-12-11 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
[And Kurogane doesn't bother replying to the text, more than persuaded to get up. He thought he'd smelled fish and tamagoyaki... He arrived before very long at all and sniffed the air eagerly as he came in.]

Did you make rice too?

Date: 2010-12-11 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
Of course! I wouldn't make a feast like this without rice.

Date: 2010-12-17 08:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Good. At least you know better than to do that. [Faintest tinge of a smile there as he takes a seat. But the feelings from the dream are still strong and he glances at their two sole place settings in silence.

There should have been four. Or five rather.]

Date: 2010-12-17 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
[He glances at Kuro sidelong, then brings his servings to the table and sets them in front of him, along with his chopsticks and tea cup.]

We've been here ... almost a year now.

Date: 2010-12-21 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
... too damn long without the rest of them. [His reply is short and gruff. He takes the chopsticks up in hand though and tries to set his frustration aside to at least enjoy this.]

Date: 2010-12-21 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
Surely they must be all right.

[Sits down to join him, deciding to make an attempt with chopsticks today.]

Date: 2010-12-31 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
That's not the point. I know they can all look after themselves. [Grumbles around bites. He lifts a brow though when he sees Fay sit down across from him, chopsticks in hand. Well, this should be interesting...]

You plan on eating anything or just playing with your food?

Date: 2011-01-03 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
Kuro-sama, you know I'm always serious about food.

Date: 2011-01-03 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Tch, if you said alcohol, I may have believed you.

[Smirks just a hint again and returns to eating, not waiting to see how Fay would fair with his attempt with chopsticks. He was better than even when they first arrived, he'd admit that, but still not... great.]

Date: 2011-01-03 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
[He pushes around his food for a moment, then sighs silently.]

I wonder ... sometimes there are ways to mark things in years or months ... but how long have we even been traveling ...

Date: 2011-01-03 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
[Pauses mid-bite and sets the food down, giving Fay a long look.]

Who the hell knows at this point. Why?

Date: 2011-01-04 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
... I've never been one to look forward to the future. Indeed, it is only recently that I have. Years and time do not have much meaning for me. But ... now that I have that to look forward to, I cannot help but wonder when we can make that dream a reality ...

Date: 2011-01-06 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Finding a way to leave this place when need be would be the first step. We can't get any further without doing that. It may be a place we can use, but not until we break free of it.

Date: 2011-01-11 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluorite-flux.livejournal.com
[He chuckles a little.]

How does one wake up from an unending dream, I wonder ... With my magic behaving the way it does here, we may have to continue to depend on others to work toward a solution. But ... with people coming and going so easily ...

[He sighs.]

Ahaha, I apologize. I do not know what has gotten into me today.

/)_(\ Daddy;;; I miss you, too! CRIES

Date: 2010-12-10 09:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] memory-fugue.livejournal.com
Ah... I recognize that blonde guy. He's the one at the onsen, huh?
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
[Kurogane's eyeing you suspiciously, not pleased about the broadcast, but he supposed there wasn't much helping it.]

Yeah. He and I run the place.

\;w;/ ♥♥♥ /RETURNS THE MANRY HUG!!

Date: 2010-12-11 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] memory-fugue.livejournal.com
[eep. Otonashi shrunk a little at feeling the guy's firm eyes at him.]

Ah...

He's quite a thoughtful guy. He offered me a place to stay there. But I fainted due to a sleep coma, and a friend picked me up. I never got to properly give him an answer...

I'll visit you two sometime. [to extend his gratitude personally!]
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Sounds like him.

Feel free to come and use the spring or stay the night anytime, we could always use the customers.

Don't worry, backtagging is fine~

Date: 2010-12-17 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] memory-fugue.livejournal.com
[he smiled out, maybe the smallest laugh]

Yeah, I guess so, huh?

[the guy doesn't seem to be too scary, after all!] I'm Otonashi, by the way.

Dude, I though it'd gotten this one! OTL

Date: 2011-01-03 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Hn. Same. Give us a call any time you want to come stay. That guy'll be sure to take care of you, I can guarantee that much.

Aww, no problem! ♥

Date: 2011-01-03 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] memory-fugue.livejournal.com
[ldsmfskds/// these two are so nice to him ;___;]

... Thanks a lot, I mean it. I'll keep that in mind.

But do let me know if I can help you out sometime. I don't mind at all.

Date: 2011-01-05 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
I'll keep that in mind too, kid. I'll see you around.

Date: 2010-12-11 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tastysidedish.livejournal.com
[Hideki would be asking a million of frenzied questions about Fay but he's victim to the calm effects. He's a very sensitive guy like that.]

Are you close to Fay-san?
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
... He's a traveling companion. We showed up in this place together.

[He recognizes you, you're that annoyingly talkative guy. Figures you'd know Fay.]

S'alright!

Date: 2010-12-18 10:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tastysidedish.livejournal.com
You two... [blushing] You two look close is all!

1/2

Date: 2010-12-21 07:09 am (UTC)

3/3

Date: 2010-12-21 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
Is. that. so? [Says very tightly, eyes narrowed on Hideki.] Your point being?

ALSO YOU NEED A PLURK, JUST SAYIN'.

Date: 2010-12-21 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tastysidedish.livejournal.com
[EYES. EYES ON HIM. NOT NICE EYES. Still blushing. He's trying to be nice about this]

There's no point! Fay-san never said anything about you so I was surprised! I-It's not a big deal!
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
... he really didn't, huh? [That was a bit shocking. Not in a bad way, but it was hard to believe.] Whatever, just mind your own damn business. Tch.

<3 so understanding! (you, not Hideki-face XD)

Date: 2011-01-02 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
No, usually he does anyway. Tch.

What the hell is there to understand?
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
What are you even asking?!
Edited Date: 2011-01-03 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tastysidedish.livejournal.com
Your relationship to Fay-san!

[...Oh. He said that a little bit too enthusiastically. In fact, he kinda jumped out of his seat. He sits back down, trying not to blush at his outburst.]
From: [identity profile] tastysidedish.livejournal.com
Come on, you can't tell me it's not a little suspicious! You wouldn't just see a dream like that and not be curious about it, right? Right! I just have a healthy curiosity. And other reasons! It's nothing anybody else wouldn't ask. Just one simple explanation, that's I'm all asking you for. Won't take but two seconds! Unless... Are you trying to hide something?
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
[Snarls and if looks could kill, Hideki would be a dead-man just then. As it was, he was possibly a dead-man walking.]

"Healthy" is not what your curiousity is. Not if you like your head where it is. TCH.

Well when you put it like that...

Date: 2011-01-05 09:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tastysidedish.livejournal.com
[Hideki seriously consider his options...

...and decides he doesn't want to press the matter. He'll have to wash his pants, for the record. Very strained but clearly backing off just like that.]


Whoops! My bad! You're right! Ahaha, what was I thinking?

I knew you'd see it his way!

Date: 2011-01-06 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] souhi-no-arashi.livejournal.com
You weren't. Now mind your own damn business!

[Hangs up on Hideki with an angry growl.]

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