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Tatsuko Sohma

"What is better? To have a gift? Or to be cursed?"

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a character in “Fruits Basket: When Love is a Lie”, originally authored by Sammael, as played by RolePlayGateway

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Tatsuko Sohma

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”A curse is only a gift that is temporary.”

Name: Tatsuko Sohma
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Zodiac Animal: Dragon




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Deeper Description: The first feature anyone notices on Tatsuko are her amber colored eyes that are extremely distinguishable. Few pieces of brown are reflected through her iris, giving her eyes a warm honey tone. At times, they appear almost a dark brown color, but this is usually when she is lost in thought or concentrating on something. They are large, expressive, and command respect fairly easily. Her eyebrows are thin and placed slightly higher than normal, giving more attention to her eyes. Tatsuko isn’t the tallest person around, standing roughly five feet five inches tall, and weighs around one hundred and twenty-five pounds. Her body is lithe and slim, something she doesn’t particularly care about. She is, however, extremely flexible and can contort her body in ways that would have most people squeamish. Her shape is roughly considered hour-glass, but she tends to hide her body with loose clothing.

Her hair is rather dark. Shades of brown run through her hair giving it a somewhat highlighted look, however; it still retains a black hue to it. Her hair is not long, at all. It falls to the middle of her shoulder blades. Her bangs are cut so that they fall to the tip of her nose with longer strands being just below her chin. Most of the time she’ll leave her hair down and leave it to its own accord. There are times when her hair will be pulled into a ponytail, tied with a rubber band that has a rose stitched to it. Her skin has a healthy glow to it. Pale would not be the correct word to describe her skin color and neither would tanned. She is somewhere in between, almost sun-kissed with a peachy hue. She has naturally rosy cheeks that are not extremely vibrant, but do turn scarlet when she is embarrassed.



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Personality: Although born a Dragon, Tatsuko only carries a few traits. She is warm-hearted, always looking out for those of her family and others. She may have on a stoic façade half of the time, but this is only because she doesn’t know how to properly express her feelings. She isn’t afraid of challenges, something she actually enjoys doing from time to time. Although she enjoys helping people, she prefers to be alone. Solitary is something she enjoys as it gives her time to reflect on the day and what is happened or has happened. Regardless of the help she gives, she tends to not be able to receive help, unable to accept it and doesn’t ask for it in return. Despite being a warm-hearted person, Tatsuko can have a rather nasty temper. She is prone to outbursts should she be under great pressure or constant annoyance.

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Special Skills:
- Other than the inherited ability of being able to erase memories, Tatsuko has no special skills worth noting.
- She can play the flute exceptionally well and often plays it when she has down time.
- Her memory is scary. She can remember everything down to the last detail from years ago should someone inquire about something.




Likes:
+ Cloud-Gazing: In her spare time, Tatsuko likes to find a decent tree to sit under and watch the clouds roll by. It’s something to take her mind off of things and clear her mind should she ever find herself overwhelmed. She can sit for hours under the sky, admiring the clouds as they pass on by and makes a habit to see if she can spot anything hidden amongst the clouds.
+ Cooking: Tatsuko loves to cook. Whether if it’s for her family or just for herself, she can always be found in the kitchen stirring something up. Her favorite dish is Chicken Katsu. It’s simple and easy to make for her, however; she makes more complicated dishes when she has the free time (and isn’t out cloud-gazing). She’ll also cook for anyone who asks.
+ Reading: Although a given, when she is outside cloud-gazing, Tatsuko likes to pick up an interesting novel and read it. She likes to be submerged into another reality other than her own and finds comfort in reading. She even goes so far as to pick out the traits of the antagonist and protagonist of the stories that are similar to her own or someone she knows.

Dislikes:
- Cold: She doesn’t take to cold weather so much. Although she loves the weather, she just doesn’t have a high tolerance to it. She has nothing against December, in fact she was born in December, but she just doesn’t appreciate the chills she gets. Plus it is hard for her to get warmth when it’s cold outside. She’ll pile on clothes like it’s going out of style and blankets when it gets to unbearable for her.
- Snakes: She doesn’t like snakes and this strains her relationship with the holder of the Snake. She has nothing personal against the person, but she was bitten by a snake (someone’s pet) when she was younger. Ever since, she hasn’t been terrified of them, but more so wary and doesn’t want to be near one. Although, she tries to make an exception for the Snake Zodiac.
- Coffee: Something about the way it tastes, the bitter dark taste, leaves her mouth dry. She doesn’t like it for some odd reason and prefers to drink other things, in particularly sweet tea’s. She stays away from coffee and usually, if someone knows she doesn’t like it and still offers it to her, will become a bit irritated should it be persistant. Also, she doesn’t like the smell…it makes her nauseous.

History: Tatsuko was born as soon as the previous Dragon died. Her parents unknowingly named their daughter after the curse that was to take hold of her. As a child, Tatsuko was left to her own accord. She would often wander from the estate since her parents had little time for their only child. She often spent her years at the Sohma estate, staying away from the others and what not. Her life wasn’t exactly hard, but as soon as it was found out that she carried the Dragon, things became a little different. It was around her tenth birthday that her parents discovered about her curse when a non-cursed member of the Sohma family hugged her and she turned into a seahorse. After that, her parents permanently left her to the estate and went about their way. Tatsuko was too young to understand, but she never really resented her parents. As she went through high school, she avoided the male population like the plague. Of course she had suitors, but she didn’t want her curse to be exposed.

Anything Else: She has a crush on the Cat. That is all it is: a crush.




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So begins...

Tatsuko Sohma's Story

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Character Portrait: Keiko Sohma Character Portrait: Ichirou Sohma Character Portrait: Yoshino Sohma Character Portrait: Suzume Nakashima Character Portrait: Taiga Tetsuya Sohma Character Portrait: Torako Shinta Toushi Character Portrait: Yimme Sohma Character Portrait: Rei Shinobu Sohma Character Portrait: Youko Rose Riyashee Character Portrait: Tatsuko Sohma Character Portrait: Kenjiko James Hima Character Portrait: Kishi (Nico) Sohma Character Portrait: Yami Sohma Character Portrait: Ryuu Sohma Character Portrait: Ninato Sohma Character Portrait: Ateryu Kei Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke kai Sohma

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The wind was blowing through the trees, as the moon was shining down upon the house. All the Sohma's where gathered in the same area, for the first time in a year. Yami was at the Head of the table, watching the others talk softly to one another. He could see some who were to afraid to be even near him,so they were trying to distract themselves by playing with their food. Another group would talk among themselves quietly. The others didn't mind all that much of his presence and eat their food. There was a knock at the door, which surprised everyone even Yami. He had told all the servants to not enter the room, no matter what. He cased his eyes coldly on the maid who walked in, looking as pale and horrified as humanly possible.

"Didn't I tell everyone in the house, not to enter? Why are you here"? Yami said this in such a way the maid stopped half way, to afraid to come any closer. This annoyed Yami, for he couldn't stand seeing her just stand there. He raised his hand and beckoned her to him. She walked quietly,passing the other family members,who seemed to not even know of her existence. As she stood beside him, she had her head down, not daring to look up at him, without permission.

"Tell me what you want. It better be a good reason as well, or you know what will happen". At the thought the maid shivered noticeably at Yami. She stumbled on her words making them unclear and inaudible. Yami became annoyed and started tapping on his glass loudly.

"Are you some kind of mute child? What is it! Tell me, before I cut off your tongue"! She jumped back and this time looked up at him.

She looked around once than moved toward his ear,softly whispering to him. Yami nodded slowly and shooed her away. She ran at the signal, leaving the room immediately without even looking back. Yami sighed softly and stood up from the table. This had caused everyone to turn and face him in curiosity.

"This event is dismissed. You all may leave". He said this in a flat tone and walked out the room without a single good-bye.

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Character Portrait: Keiko Sohma Character Portrait: Ichirou Sohma Character Portrait: Yoshino Sohma Character Portrait: Taiga Tetsuya Sohma Character Portrait: Yimme Sohma Character Portrait: Rei Shinobu Sohma Character Portrait: Tatsuko Sohma Character Portrait: Kishi (Nico) Sohma Character Portrait: Yami Sohma Character Portrait: Ryuu Sohma Character Portrait: Ninato Sohma Character Portrait: Ateryu Kei Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke kai Sohma

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Keiko & Ichirou Sohma


Keiko was still attempting to warm up after the walk here. The snow had freshly fallen and the wind was softly blowing, but just enough to sting your fingers if you left them uncovered for too long. She didn’t even live that far from the estate. Thankfully Ichirou offered to give her a ride to school.

Seeing everyone was nice, even the ones she barely knew. They had a bond, something she could never get enough of. It was special and one of the things she could say that she held dear to her. Keiko was well aware of where the others stood on the bond, thanks to Ichirou and Xian, two of the only Zodiac that ever talked to her. But they were her best friends at the same time, so she didn’t mind.

Then there was a knock at the door, which surprised everyone even Yami. The terrified maid soon made her way to Yami’s side, and soon after, she was dismissed. "This event is dismissed. You all may leave.” He said this in a flat tone and walked out the room without a single good-bye. Ichirou was one of the first out the door, leaving Keiko to hope he remembered his offer. Keiko herself got up slowly, hoping to catch up with Yami. She had been hoping to visit, and she had no time to stay sadly, due to school. He was further ahead than she thought he would be but catching up was easy.

“Yami,” she said quietly as she walked a few paces behind him. “It was nice to see you again. I was hoping I could stop by again today, but after school. It has been some time since I’ve seen you and I feel sorry for it.” Keiko tried not to say too much, knowing how delicate Yami could be. Giving him a headache would make her feel terrible.

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Ichirou walked quickly walked out to his car, where a familiar face awaited. “Is it getting cold in here Kishi,” he said, quickly jumping into the car. He rubbed his hands together as he started the car. “It is so damn cold out, I hate it. Can’t wait till it’s warm out.” Ichirou looked at his friend before pushing him lightly. “Come on, lighten up. Keiko’s school isn’t that far away so you won’t have to breathe the same air as her for long. Then we can go do whatever you want. That is, until I have to work, then you can come help me.” Ichirou squirmed out of his coat and threw it into the back of the car.

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Character Portrait: Keiko Sohma Character Portrait: Ichirou Sohma Character Portrait: Yoshino Sohma Character Portrait: Suzume Nakashima Character Portrait: Taiga Tetsuya Sohma Character Portrait: Yimme Sohma Character Portrait: Rei Shinobu Sohma Character Portrait: Tatsuko Sohma Character Portrait: Kishi (Nico) Sohma Character Portrait: Yami Sohma Character Portrait: Ryuu Sohma Character Portrait: Ninato Sohma Character Portrait: Ateryu Kei Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke kai Sohma

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Everyone ate their food and chatted amongst themselves; everyone was weary of the head; everyone was behaving in the typical fashion. Ateryu sighed and scanned the room through her fringe over and over again, looking for something interesting to make note of. The only thing that was out of place was a maid coming into the room. Yami seemed pissed at that; Ateryu smirked at the poor girl shaking before looking over everyone else. The younger zodiac would start school soon, and they were dressed in their school uniforms. Ateryu had refused to go to a school and was dressed in a plan black T-shirt and baggy black pants. It was cold but she hadn't remembered to bring a jacket. Oh well.

Without any explanation (as per usual everyone was left in the dark) Yami dismissed them and left, with Keiko following close behind. Damn suck up rat She scoffed and scolded herself. Maybe she was simply asking permission for something? Like a school trip or something. Ateryu shook her head and glanced at Nani. She would probably follow the rooster out of the room but for now she leaned back in her chair and continued to watch everyone.

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Character Portrait: Keiko Sohma Character Portrait: Ichirou Sohma Character Portrait: Yoshino Sohma Character Portrait: Taiga Tetsuya Sohma Character Portrait: Yimme Sohma Character Portrait: Rei Shinobu Sohma Character Portrait: Tatsuko Sohma Character Portrait: Kenjiko James Hima Character Portrait: Kishi (Nico) Sohma Character Portrait: Yami Sohma Character Portrait: Ryuu Sohma Character Portrait: Ninato Sohma Character Portrait: Ateryu Kei Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke kai Sohma

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It had been a cold walk to the main Sohma estate. Though Nani could drive she decided to walk with Yoshino to the family meeting.

The meal had been the same as always. Nani was absolutely terrified of Yami, of his every movement and word. She occasionally grabbed for her younger sisters hand under the table and glanced at Ateryu from time to time to keep her calm. Yet there was something soothing about being among the other Zodiacs, it felt safe and 'normal' to be around those you did not have to hide from.

Nani managed to stay calm throughout the meeting, after all she had people who she loved to keep her mind balanced. However, she became incredibly uneasy when Yami made an example out of one of the maids. It was not in her personality to be nervous of frightened in fact she was rather blunt but it was just a control Yami had over her ever since that day.
After the charade of bullying the maid all the zodiacs were dismissed and Nani was the first out of the door to the street. Though she did wait for the others just outside the main gate.
' He is such a bastard...' she muttered before exhaling out a long breath.

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It was the same as every morning, apart from the fresh snow that lay on the ground. Kenji could smell burnt toast as he looked out of his window at the large Sohma estate.
A wet nose nudged his hand, Simone the family dog was ready to be let out back. He pushed open his bedroom door and the fawn coloured dog scampered into the sitting room to play with Kenji's uncle.

Kenji grabbed a towel, took a shower and began to put on his school uniform. It was the same average morning he had every day.

' Kenji I'm making toast do you want any?' his uncle yelled from the kitchen.

Rather than reply Kenji walked from his own room to the Kitchen and took an apply from the fridge and indicated that he would rather have that. His uncle tried to make small talk, it was often awkward between the two, having no real family connection they both often sat in silence.

' The Sohma family gathered again today... A whole bunch of them. They are such a funny family, don't you think?'

' I have to go to school Uncle, I will see you afterwards'. Kenji hated talking about the Sohma family, they were the talk of the school and now a topic with breakfast.

With that Kenji left the house passing the Sohma estate as he went, he saw a few people leaving. Whatever they had been up to was over.

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Character Portrait: Keiko Sohma Character Portrait: Ichirou Sohma Character Portrait: Yoshino Sohma Character Portrait: Taiga Tetsuya Sohma Character Portrait: Yimme Sohma Character Portrait: Rei Shinobu Sohma Character Portrait: Tatsuko Sohma Character Portrait: Kishi (Nico) Sohma Character Portrait: Yami Sohma Character Portrait: Ryuu Sohma Character Portrait: Ninato Sohma Character Portrait: Ateryu Kei Sohma Character Portrait: Daisuke kai Sohma

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Tatsuko stared at her plate, moving food around as the other Sohma’s chatted animatedly amongst themselves. She wasn’t in a particular mood to ‘talk’ with her fellow kin, so she opted for keeping to herself. She could feel Yami’s eyes glancing at everyone, watching them, following their every move. She felt a slight chill roll down her spine as she tried to ignore the feeling and poked at the food placed in front of her. Her head snapped up at the sound of Yami’s voice when a maid sauntered into the eating area. Her frightful stare said it all as she mumbled and stumbled over her words. Yami ordered her out of the area and the woman left bumbling about, not before whispering something into his ear. Tatsuko sighed as she pushed the plate in front of her.

”This event is dismissed. You all may leave,” were the magical words to escape Yami’s mouth as everyone jumped and left the room. She stayed, sitting at the table before watching the events unfold between Yami and Keiko. She knew that Keiko was attached to the head of the family. Why was a question she wanted to know. He was…cruel. She shook the thought from her head before she pushed herself out of the chair. She didn’t want to be in the house any longer and she forced her legs to walk towards the entrance. With a final glance, Tatsuko made her way towards her own home on the estate.



The sun was out, shining brightly as Tatsuko blocked the sun from her eyes. She was a part-time librarian and she was on her way to work. It required little to no physical contact, something she was grateful for, and she enjoyed it. It gave her time to reflect on what happened the previous day, or if something needed to be done soon. She watched the cars pass by and took a closer look at one in particular. It was Ichirou’s car. She recognized it and it brought a small smile to her lips as she noticed two passengers. Both had snow-white hair so she assumed one of the inhabitants was Keiko. He cared so much for the girl, it almost caused a tinge of pain to cross into her heart and the unrequited feelings he shared with her.

She knew the feeling all too well. Although she never really spoke to him, Kishi had nonetheless captured her interest. She kept this crush to herself, not letting the others know, especially Yami. They would ridicule her for having even the slightest sentiment for the cat. She sighed and groaned to herself. Love sucked.