Takigakure Lore Aug 9, 2012 17:30:32 GMT -8
Post by addy-hime ♥ on Aug 9, 2012 17:30:32 GMT -8
[style=width: 310px; font-family: times new roman; text-align: justify]Although Ayaka had been fairly vocal up until this point, she did not respond to Gunjar's comments any further. She realized that his made was made up, at least for now; there was no use arguing when the King and Queen could do a better job. She nodded to him slightly and watched him walk through the doors, then turned and went about her business. After all, it was her job now to see to the Nuke-nin's food preparation.
I looked curiously toward the door as it opened and a large man proceeded to enter, followed closely by an equally gigantic dog. Well, I thought aimlessly, blinking, it looks more like a polar bear. I broke eye contact with the creature when suddenly a gruff voice was introducing the shinobi and, without further ado, directly accusing us of the deaths that occurred in the village. Was there even a good way to answer this? I thought back to all the faces I had looked into as I explained the situation in excruciating detail—as truthfully as possible—because I learned very quickly they would not settle for niceties.
I had no choice to find out if this method would work with him, too. My lips parted as my husband stepped in front of me, his body seeming to swell as if to look more intimidating. He was going to be brutal, but not in the way I thought would work. I had no time to stop him, so I continued to watch the scene unfold, tension mounting in my stomach until I felt I would be sick. Asato bade the servants to leave and I stiffened further, awaiting the inevitable violence that would ensue.
Oh, I wasn't disappointed. Actually, I kind of felt like facepalming or perhaps even throwing up my hands and walking away, a reaction similar to my husband's when he saw the Nuke-nin. Was that the game today, see who could make the stupidest decisions? Your people were slaughtered so the rest could be more easily obedient dogs. I couldn't help myself; my eyes had widened and a nervous, jittery laugh forced itself from my lips.
That was about the same moment that I heard a cry from behind me. Thankful for the reprieve I turned around and eyed up the girl, who seemed to be struggling to sit up. I moved over to her quickly and reclaimed my position on the edge of the bed, using both my hands to hoist her shoulders and slowly lever her into a sitting position. "Are you alright?" I asked her, and then turned to stare back at the two men. I could not remain silent for this entire fight, unfortunately. "What he says is true, Gunjar Sheng-Inuzuka. Your people were killed to give us leverage to rule, but it was not by our hand ... nor was it even by our request. A man did this to you so that he might have control over us, too. It was I who decided to take head of the village, although it meant falling into his hands; if we had not, he would have slaughtered you all."
I closed my eyes, feeling colder than usual, perhaps paler too. I didn't know how he would respond, but I knew my husband could handle the various situations. Even a giant dog was useless against Kusanagi if it came down to it. Instead, I focused my attention more fully at the girl in my arms. "You're safe now."[/style]