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Kou-tachi: Ready to go? [Oct. 7th, 2004|11:07 pm]
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Dokugakuji listened to the others and shook his head. The same thing happened every time their quest got dangerous, and it was up to him to draw the right conclusion to this debate. No time like the present.... The big youkai got back into the flying dragon's saddle and beckoned Yaone to follow him. Then he pasted a grin on his face and waved at the leader of the group.

"Looks like nothing's going to be able to tear them away, Kou. And, since I'll be damned if I let you go in there without me to watch your back, I guess you'll have to put up with all of us."
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[User Picture]From: ouri
2004-10-09 06:48 pm (UTC)
...Put up with?! Kougaiji fought back the impulse to shake his head in disbelief. Did his companions have any idea what that kind of loyalty and support was worth? After growing up in the backstabbing politics of his father's court, and now years of tolerating Gyokumen Koushu's scheming, to know that he could count on these people beyond any shadow of doubt meant more than he could express.

"All right, then. We go into the tower and take the Scriptures." Ridiculous to state it as if the task could be done so easily. Even Lirin understood that it wouldn't be that simple in the doing. But determination and pure stubbornness had gotten them this far, so he might as well stick with it.

Considering the odds of the mission, though... he put a hand on Lirin's shoulder, tugged his sister to his side for a brief embrace. Then he climbed back onto his own dragon's back.

"From the ruckus a moment ago, I'd guess the Sanzo group has already opened the front door for us." He paused. "Let them run the gauntlet first." Since they would have to challenge the priest and his companions for the sutras as well, better to let the ikkou wear themselves out against whatever defenses the gods had raised.

"What if it looks like they're getting in over their heads?" Dokugakuji asked.

"Then we step in."
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[User Picture]From: illianaka
2004-10-17 04:28 am (UTC)
Her brother's brief hug had been a comfort, and it was all Lirin could do to resist clinging to his waist. She could almost feel ominous waves palpitating off him-- and that, more than anything, unnerved her. Even in the worst situations, Lirin was used to Kougaiji being the strong one.

Then again, they had never gone up against gods before.

She scrambled onto the dragon again, wrapping her arms around her brother's midsection.

Though the chances of them coming out of this unharmed -- even alive -- were slim, Lirin could feel the excitement rising in her again. She actually hoped that the Sanzo party would get in "over their heads," as Doku had put it. She could remember her previous fight with one of the gods, and she wanted to kick him for cheating. (At least, she thought he'd cheated; how else had she woken up outside of the forest with the baldy-priest Sanzo?)

More than anything, though, she wanted to see her brother beat up their leader, the one who had hurt his body and pride back at Houtou castle. Maybe this time Kougaiji would need luck.

With a grin, she said, "Let's make sure we kick their butts, Niichan!" Even as she spoke, it was Yaone she looked to for reassurance, because it was Yaone who usually looked out for her when Kougaiji had important things to attend to. Trying not to betray as much anxiety as she felt, she hoped the woman could give her the reassurance she wanted.
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