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Shiro Kobayashi

"I despise the Humans...not because they forgot the promise, but because they treat my ocean as some dump."{WIP}

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a character in “Legend of the Mountain Shrine”, as played by Leej10100

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Shiro Kobayashi

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon

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Image| Name |
Shiro Kobayashi

| Nickname |
Shi | Koba | Ayashi

| Age |
21

| Gender |
Male

| Role |
Spirit of the Moon & Ocean



Image| Eye Color |
Gold

| Hair Color |
Sliver

| Weight |
167.6 lbs

| Height |
6'3"

| Other Physical Attributes |
Shiro is described as abnormally handsome, he doesn't no if he should take this as a compliment or an insult, though he chooses to ignore the comments about his looks. He is fairly tall and lean-built, able to lift heavy objects 20 times his own weight. Shiro has fair skin the color of the moon with pointy ears, golden eyes, and knee-length silver hair with bangs. He has a Prussian blue crescent moon on his forehead that can be seen beneath his bangs. There are two magenta stripes on each cheek, on the sides of his wrists; as well as one magenta stripe on each of his eye lids.

Shiro's clothing includes a spiked pauldron that covers his left shoulder attached to the upper section of his cuirass. When damaged, his armor automatically regenerates itself. Both his armor and his long flowing sash have a Chinese influence, as opposed to the customary Japanese armor and sash. His Kimono is mostly white with a red and white cherry blossom flower crest at the collar and sleeves. He wears Sashinuki Hakama, which are gathered at the ankles producing the "ballooning" effect. His footwear consists of flat pointed ankle-high boots. The left side of his collar features the crest of his Family. On his right shoulder is a white object that appears to have a fluffy appearance. It is his mokomoko. It gives him defense and constricts people's attacks.




Image| Likes |
☑ Bitter Foods

☑ Sleeping

☑ Water

☑ The Moon

☑ Hiro

☑ The Spirits

☑ Cats & Dogs

☑ Apples

☑ Snow

☑ Nighttime

His Moon Flower

☑ Reading

☑ Being left alone

☑ Quiet places

☑ Vegetables & Fruits

☑ Listening to Hiro's singing

☑ Being Right

☑ Tea


| Dislikes |
☒ Sweets

☒ Loud noises

☒ Annoying people

☒ Seeing Hiro cry

☒ Losing

☒ Being wrong

☒ Humans

☒ Causing Hiro to worry

☒ Seeing his friends get hurt

☒ Lairs

☒ Fear

☒ Talking

☒ Being told what to do

☒ Being woken up from his sleep

☒ Pointless promises

☒ Waiting

☒ Ungrateful people

☒ Complaining


| Habits |
Shiro tends to ignore people who talk to him

Read a book or go to sleep while Hiro braids his hair

Stare at the moon

Sleep where there is water near him

Hit Hiro in the head when he does something stupid

Stare at people for no reason

Stay by Hiro's side to the point you never see them apart

Let the moon shine brightly while the spirits sleep

Glare at people he doesn't know

When upset the water around him starts to move fiercely.


| Personality |
Shiro, possesses the perfect power that many spirits desire. Because of this he is always composed and confident in his power. His air of aloofness and indifference is a product of dignity that he fills himself with. Shiro is more or less emotionless, only anger, annoyance, and dissatisfaction showing on his face. Because both his heart and body are so strong, he has no desire for anything else. He has absolute confidence in his power, so he believes he doesn't need allies, this belief was later changed when he met the other spirits. Shiro is frighteningly sarcastic to the point, you are unable to know if he is serious or not, because of the way he speaks. In battle he judges his enemy's power level and attacks with the minimum power necessary. He deals with his enemies after determining their power. Once he realizes their weak points, their attacks are usually futile, this method doesn't work on high level spirits.

Shiro felt nothing for others, sneering and dismissing humane feelings. Anyone in his way is an enemy whom he will exterminate without hesitation. He does not hold back his power, even against women. He rationalizes that all his prey is the same and defeats them accordingly. For one with such pride in his power, cooperation is proof of weakness and being alone is a condition for the strong. Once he judges someone as a obstacle, he is quick to kill without hesitation.

He used to feel nothing for anyone, but after meeting various people, such as the spirits, and finding his lost twin brother, they had brought change to his heart. Shiro has a very inquiring mind when there is something he cares about, but at the same time, he has almost no tenacity of purpose. If he becomes interested in something else, he will arbitrarily turn his back on what he's doing, even during battle. Just like his fighting style, he is quick to make decisions and act on them immediately. Though this doesn't happen often with people,except his twin brother, who Shiro is extremely protective over. Shiro genuinely cares about Hiro and somewhat the spirits; while he rarely shows it, he does appreciate their company. Shiro originally, and still does to some length, held much contempt towards protecting the weak, humans, seeing it as a waste of time and ridiculous. Unlike his brother, Shiro has trouble admitting he has people to protect and out of pride, would never admit that he does. Another trait of Shiro is one he shares with his younger brother. He becomes very annoyed by Hiro's stupidity, and has been known to hit Hiro on the head when he says something that displeases him. But despite all of these traits good or bad, if your are deemed important to Shiro he will protect you with his life.




Image| Skills |
Shiro is the spirit of the Moon and Ocean. He used this power to control the attacks at night, during the battle of Izuzan, giving light to the people and darkness to their enemies. He used the ocean to control the water around the enemy camp, filling it with salt and making it undrinkable and the creatures inside inedible. His control over the ocean is able to stretch out to all water around him, so you can always find Shiro by some kind of water source. He lets the moon shine bright whenever the spirits sleep so they have light, this is a sign of his love for them, which he would never admit. His ability to control the moon also helps him control the tides of the oceans and water. Shiro is also an excellent swordsman; has inhuman strength that he uses quite often, along with his natural skill with hand to hand combat.

| Family |
Shiro only has Hiro, his long lost twin brother, any others are just fragments of his forgotten memory. On rare occasions, he will ask Hiro to show him moments in their past when they were "alive", the reason for this is unknown since he never tells anyone way he does it.

| Sexual Orientation |
Unbiased | Proclaims he is Asexual

| History |

So begins...

Shiro Kobayashi's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Izuzan is a prosperous and beautiful modern day town at the base of a large mountain. It is nearly large enough to be considered a city and yet it is still not there yet. It has many hotels and attractions, a large school. It is a wonderful place to live with houses ranging from 100 years old to only 5 years old. It is full of charm and history and many Legends... But our story does not take place in the happy town... No in order to get to our story you have to follow an old neglected path up the mountain where you will find an old and desolate shrine... Despite who knows how many years of neglect it still stands the paint is peeled but still visible and it's a surprise the whole thing is still standing. The door to the shrine is always locked and no one can open them or has opened them in a great many years... Our story takes place within the shrine in a place much different then what your use too...

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Dai was sitting calmly enjoying a cup of tea as he stared silently at the sleeping humans. He would admit he felt a tad bad about adding in there kidnapping but it was the humans fault for breaking a deal... When a deal was broken with a spirit... Or in this case 5 spirits... There are several ways a consequence can be dealt... In many cases the human who or decedent would be made to suffer... But as that was not an option any of the spirits had been meaning to undertake they had spent a large portion of time thinking of a way that they would cause the humans to pay back there dept... It turns out that kidnapping had been there default solution... Well... It wasn't really kidnapping if it was a dept was it? No it was payment.

Dai sighed and continued to drink his tea. He was tired... He never slept at night so he was of course chosen to watch over the humans... Not that they could escape really... It took a huge amount of force just for the spirits to open the door to the shrine... They had been trapped there for who knows how long... It was not necessarily bad being trapped there... It was an alternate dimension so you could go out into one of the 5 individual gardens and you could always 'sneak' over to the front of the shrine... But it was just a fake you weren't actually out of it... Well... Dai had theorized that people on earths side could see you if you were out in front of the shrine but... He was fairly certain that the spirits would not see the human...

Dai sipped his tea and blinked his blue eyes as a human stirred but then rolled over and went back to sleep... He hoped they were all having good dreams... He... He had done his best to make sure they had all made the journey here asleep and sleeping deeply and nicely... He also made sure that once his fellow spirits went to bed they too would only have nice dreams... But strong as he was he himself would sometimes find that he'd released nightmares unintentionally. Ah to the years where he only knew of dreams...

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Felipe stirred and squirmed as he slowly felt his conscious mind reel him out of his sweet dreams. When had he fallen asleep? Last he remembered he was checking out some cool shrine on the mountain... And then... Then what? Snapping awake Feli sat up. Immediately he saw he was not home... He was in a large Japanese styled room laying on a small futon with a blanket... On the floor there were several other people sleeping... And sitting in front of the only door was a very pale man with dark blue black hair and sharp icy eyes."Ah, Your awake..."

Feli starred at the man in shock and he vaguely remembered him. He'd seen him last night... Yes he remembered all too well now. He'd been standing in front of the shrine admiring the old building when the door was ripped open. Next thing he knew he found himself falling asleep and being almost forcibly dragged into sweet warm dreams. He stood happy to see he had his clothes on and began to look around... He knew he should not jump to conclusions but he was pretty sure he'd been drugged and kidnapped. The man only watched him bored as he searched and looked around confused, in fact the man seemed almost too calm as he sat there in a ridiculously loose kimono sipping tea and watching Feli with his head tilted to the side observing him. Where the heck was he?

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Daiki watched as the humans began to awake looking for escape routes and questioning him. He remained quiet though and continued to drink his tea until the small wooden cup was empty. He stood slowly when Kaska entered. "I know them... But only because there dreams are quite loud..." Gently Dai stepped down. "Please settle down... I do not wish to put you to sleep once more..." He frowned disliking the act of forcibly pulling someone into a dream scape that often resulted in nightmares... Sleep was meant to be a gentle thing... Besides he'd forcibly put them all to sleep already...

Slowly he circled the humans stopping in front of the tan one who'd first awoken. "Felipe..." He bowed gently to the human and moved away over to the girl. She seemed so rude... And a little tense but he could understand why so he'd forgive her harsh speech for now... "Ninna..." Finally Dai walked over to the last of the ones awake gently stepping over the ones who were still trapped in the dream scape he'd inflicted upon them the night before... "Kent..." Dai gently tilted his head to the side his dark blue black hair following his heads direction. "I apologize... I believe I was a tad harsh went I made you sleep yesterday... But we did have to act fast..."

Dai gave an apologetic bow of the head before he returned to Kaska's side. "The rest are still trapped in the dream scape but will awake shortly... They are all unharmed and will be well rested... So there is no need to... Worry." Dai sat his legs feeling weak from his lack of sleep but he knew no one would notice. Slowly Dai closed his blue eyes trying to rest so as not to appear weary and weak in front of there new... What were they? Slaves? Pets? Servants? ... The word that sounded the least harsh out of the ones that came to mind were Humans... Yes in front of there new humans. He hoped the others would wake soon so he could finally sleep.

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Felipe was now... Official freaked out... The man with the blue hair knew his name... It knew also the names of the other people who'd awoke... But how??? He'd said something about dreams... Staring shocked Feli watched as the man sat down suddenly but he was sure it was nothing... Well Feli could at least be grateful that the blue haired man was fairly calm and seemed rather level headed... The woman on the other hand Feli had no idea what to think of her just yet... Swallowing hard Feli looked at the other two aside him who'd awoken and the ones still asleep... The man kept talking about sleep and dreams when he'd approached them... But what did it all mean? Though... Whatever it meant it gave Feli the feeling he wasn't seeing his older brother again for a long time...

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Hiro Kobayashi & Shiro Kobayashi


Hiro could feel the sunlight hitting his pale skin. He wished to awake and stare at the beautiful sun, but sadly it seemed he was unable. Hiro tossed and turned as he saw visions from varies people's past. He came to the conclusion that they had belonged to the humans. Some of their memories were peaceful and calming, though Hiro wished they were all the same. But he knew that even one could trigger that inescapable darkness, which creeps up on him whenever he sees a bad memory. He could feel the presence of the memories and started to tremble at the rush. He curled into a ball, and started whispering his twin brother's name. Hiro wouldn't dare speak an louder in fear the darkness would find him. He waited in the labyrinth of memories,which was both a garden and a place Hiro went in his mind,for the touch of his brother, the only person able to take him out of these memories.

Shiro awoke to the sun shining on his face, he sat up dazed and completely out of it. He was startled wide awake by his brother's soft whisper, and turned to Hiro alarmed. He could see the cold sweat running down his twins face, and the pained expression he wore as he tossed and turned with vigorous strength. Sadly, this isn't the first time Shiro had to see his brother in so much pain. He knew exactly what to do, even though it would later cause Hiro to cry. He slowly reached out and touched Hiro's forehead, he lowered the temperature in his body so that his hand would send cooling relief to Hiro's body.

Hiro could see a faint light in his labyrinth of memories. He reached toward the light, wishing to grasp it for relief. Hiro slowly opened his eyes, to soon be jolted wide awake by the touch of another person. Hiro didn't recognize who the person was, so he slapped the hand off of him. Hiro gasped as he finally came to his senses to see that it was Shiro who touched him. Hiro was on the verge of tears when he saw the blood dripping from his brother's hand.

Hiro trembled softly as he reached for his brother,"Sorry...Shiro...I'm so sorry."

Shiro looked at Hiro with indifferent eyes, he showed no emotion which scared Hiro since he didn't know what he was thinking. Shiro reached his hand toward Hiro, causing him to flinch on reflex. Hiro's eyes were closed shut, waiting for the pounding on his head, and the throbbing pain. Yet, after a moment nothing came. He hesitated at first, but as time went on he felt nothing. He slowly opened his soon eyes, he looked up to see that, for the first time in a while, Shiro had emotion in his eyes. Hiro stared into Shiro's golden eyes, they weren't their usually cold and distant self, but they seemed...kinder.

"It's those Humans...that are causing you pain."

Shiro never liked the Humans, first off they don't know how to take care of water, and another reason is that they have memories which they dwell on, and it hurts Hiro, since he can see them all. Hiro smiled kindly at Shiro and laughed silently,"Thank you Shiro, but I'm fine now."

Shiro had a look of disapproval, but quickly changed back to his original dull state. Hiro smiled gently at Shiro and looked out at the sun," Was it right to kidnap the humans?"

In someway Hiro felt extremely guilty for what they did to the 5...Humans. He never wished for them to become...their captives. But he also knew the Humans needed a lesson for breaking their promise. But Hiro could see the look of confusion on their faces, when he was still looking at memories in his labyrinth. Shiro saw the once again pained expression on Hiro's face, which he hated.

He flicked Hiro's forehead, and looked at him with an emotionless face,"Don't pity them. It is the humans fault for breaking the promise. They deserve this." Hiro looked down sadly,"Do they really..."

Hiro stopped himself knowing that if he kept dwelling on this question it would lead to know where, and besides he had to get up. Dai had been watching the Humans all night, and he most be very exhausted. Hiro stood up, his yukata flowed as he moved. He smiled at Shiro happily,"Let's go greet the Humans!"

Shiro sighed and followed the childish Hiro as he skipped down the hall. Hiro had completely made a change of expression showing his happy smile to Shiro.

Come to me
We never be apart
The sun you see is me
No more pain
No memories remain
Now you can play with me
So love me now you are the one
I give you all the stars I see
The rain is gone no pain is here
My heart I beg you all your love
Come to me
We never be apart
The sun you see is me
No more pain
No memories remain
Now you can play
All the games with me.


Shiro listened quietly as Shiro started to sing to himself, this usually happened whenever, Hiro was confused...or conflicted. Though his singing was beautiful, it was the words that concerned Shiro. Though he really didn't have time to worry about this since they had to hurry, so that Dai could get some sleep. Hiro ran straight to the room of the Humans, and swung open the door with full force.

A huge smile came on Hiro's face when he saw the Humans, though it did disappoint him that not all of them were awake, and that he wasn't the first one to see them, but oh well. His attention quickly moved to Dai, even though no one could tell, Hiro knew he must be exhausted from watching them all night. He sat down at the small table across from Dai, and smiled softly,"Good Morning Dai. Good Morning Yaji. Good Morning Kaska."

Shiro leaned against the wall near the door looking at the humans with disgust, at the corner of his eye he could see that Hiro was scolding him, so he stopped and looked out the window. Hiro laid his head on the table as he looked at each human on by one,"So even children have sad memories at such young ages."

Shiro heard Hiro's comment and said in an cold voices,"Stop looking at their past Hiro. Your hurting yourself."

Hiro laughed softly at Shiro's worry, since it was rather rare. The question of this morning came back to him. Was it truly alright to kidnap these Humans. It wasn't like they were the ones who truly broke the promise. Hiro sighed to himself, as he watched the Humans reactions. Hiro laughed to himself. He truly wished to show his ears and tail, but he would scare the Humans, and Shiro would scold him for it. So he just had to do with staring at them.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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#, as written by Keen
Shiori Nazuka


Dreams. She was dreaming? And on top of that, it was a pleasant dream. Quite the rare occurrence for the young lady. However she wouldn't be able to hold on to these sweet imaginings for much longer. The sounds of shuffling feet, speech, and even some shouting began to pull Shiori back into the world of consciousness despite her desires to linger for just a bit longer in her dreams.

But this wasn't right. Last she recalled she was on her bed at home, playing a game on one of her handheld gaming consoles. It seemed now that she was most certainly not in her bed, and as she opened her eyes it became even more apparent, this was definitely not her room. As she sat up and took the unfamiliar environment in she noticed the others in room, four of whom seemed to be about her age and even seen around the village a few times. The other five however were completely unknown to her. Confusion was the obvious reaction, and it seemed that the others with her were equally troubled. Was I... Were we kidnapped? Why? Who are these people?

But one of them had brought food, they weren't tied down or restricted in any way, and the ones whom she assumed were their captors didn't seem to be particularly hostile. Shiori rose to her feet, casting a rather serious gaze towards the ones sitting at the table or near the door. She clenched her hands into fists and hesitated for a moment before speaking, "Why are... Why am I here?" Her voice sounded much less confident than she had intended, speaking forcefully was something she very rarely did and her fear could easily be heard in her voice. She had so many more questions ready to fling towards the group but held them back for the moment. This was the question she most curious over, it was the part of this whole situation that made the least sense to her.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Ninna glanced around, looking at all the events transpiring. 'Not normal...' Was all she could think about the newcomers. The ones on the floor were normal teens, but the others... Hell, they looked more curious than anything else of those they kidnapped, which Ninna was sure wasn't normal. And something was off about their... Everything, really.
Then she had a thought, and looked at each of the teens for a couple of seconds. "What kind of joke is this?" She said, standing straight and crossing her arms. "Are you trying to make us believe some sort of ghost story?" Ninna was sure this was all a prank, after all. She herself couldn't open the doors a couple of years back, and spirits didn't exist... Ninna shook her head. "It will take more than that to make me believe some foolish ghost story."

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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The words of her master were, things don’t happen without a purpose. There were a million questions running through the observant child. Questions which ask why them, why were they the ones chosen to be kidnapped? And out of all those questions…

Where the hell were they? It didn’t feel like they were back home anymore… the foreign territory practically oozed out from every orifices around the old wood. This didn’t feel familiar… And when something doesn’t feel familiar it tends to irk the young child to no end. But… why did she held herself off from asking? The answer is simple, she figured they’ll find out anyway and that these people wont tell them right off the bat…

So, why bother trying and wasting energy to even react?

How she wished at times she cared enough to react. But nothing came from the child. Anger, fear, nothing but the blank mask that rivaled one of the silver haired men that came through the door, almost immediately her head slightly turned towards the sound to see the figure of a woman enter first. Truth be told… the woman really looked elegant, as if an old fairytale princess gone to life. She stared in silence, listening as they spoke but not even uttering a single word. While they spoke, she took the liberty to observe her surroundings.

The others were awake now, good… each one of their faces registered shock as if they hadnt expected to be kidnapped. Frankly…she didn’t either, all she did was quietly stay in her room… and yet, look where she is now… To her right she saw two of the girls. Ninna and…Shiori? At least that’s what she recalled…

The two she saw at her new school, though she never really talked to them…she knew Shiori was in her class. They were both the silent type and from what she could tell… the girl didn’t have any friends either. So different than… no, she stopped her thoughts from dwelling into it. No sense into opening up old memories. Turning her head back to the door, two more entered. Twins from what she observed. One was so cold… yet the other, was so bright. Total opposites, still she just watched, slinking back away from the crowd before… one last person entered. This time a woman wearing an elegant kimono. The girl watched as the woman placed several trays of food for them. There were rice, some brown stuff she distinctively recalled named as natto, and the last was dried mackerel. She never really ate those foods…

One reason…her parents never allowed her, and the other…she’s allergic to Natto. Not like anyone outside her home knew about that small little detail. She watched as the woman bowed, heavens… dear mother would be weeping in shame if she didn’t show as much respect as the woman did. So… she silently moved before bowing politely as well. Still as silent as a mechanical doll she looked at them with her expressionless eyes before she sat back as she moved her sleeve a bit to make sure it was orderly. From that movement, several clinked echoed inside those sleeves from the several metal hidden within them unheard unless a person has a very sensitive line of hearing.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Felipe was more then confused. People had come into the room and all of them were as odd as the one who'd been there when they woke up... Rubbing his arms to try and get rid of the back feeling that was writing in his stomach Felipe looked around at the others. He blinked in shock when he recognized one of them. "K-Kent?" Felipe moved over to the blond and stared at him relief washing over his face. A small smile appeared on Feli's face. "Well... I was hopping for us to be roommates but this... Is not what I had in mind..." Feli looked over at the spirits watching them talk and do there own thing... Feli sighed and closed his startling blue green eyes wishing he could just disappear and go home back to Spain where things seemed to make more sense and the sun was always casting it's glow on his warm tan skin making him feel safe and at home... But that was not going to happen any time soon... After taking a deep breath Felipe opened his eyes once more and looked over each of the spirits... Everyone was asking questions... But non-of them were getting any answers. Stepping forward shyly Feli cleared his throat. "Ok... Let's start with an easier question... Where are we?"

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Daiki opened his eyes and looked over at the humans. "Good morning my friends... I trust you all slept well?" Dai pulled his eyes away from the humans to look over his friends bowing his head gently as to greet them. He stood still a tad shaky from his lack of sleep in the last little while. He tilted his head to the side as he observed the humans. He really had no idea which question to answer first so he decided to answer to the tan one... He'd stood up and seemed the most calm at the moment. "Your within the Izuzan mountain shrine..." Dai gestured to the room they were in. "This is one of the spare storage rooms... But don't worry there is a room for all of you." Dai tilted his head to the side and watched as the one who'd asked the question went wide eyed and became even more confused then before.

Dai blinked and looked over at the other spirits. "I suppose we should explain everything and get introductions over with..." Sighing Dai ran a hand through his hair. "I am Daiki... The spirit of dreams and nightmares... I am the one who put you to sleep and my friends brought you here as well... You are here to repay a dept that is long overdue... In other words you are to serve us until the debt is repaid... Until such a time you will not age or be able to leave unless we free you... Do not anger us... Do not try and run away... And we will feed you and treat you as friends not servants... Try to run and you will only harm yourselves..."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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✍ KENT LACH

Kent frowned, not at all liking the way this current conversation was going. When the one lady entered and set food down near him, he only nodded- making no movement towards the food. He wasn't that stupid, until he knew what this was and who these people were, he wasn't going to take anything they were offering him. At least he knew someone- or perhaps that was more a bad thing than a good thing. Felipe had been incredibly kind the first time they spoke, he didn't really want him to be harmed. Seeing his eyes widen at the blue haired mans answer, Kent felt the need to at least try and to something to make him feel safer. The blonde pulled the other boy a bit closer, slinging an arm around his neck and bumping him playfully. "I'm sure it's just a joke or something, don't worry." He offered a smile, the only other real thing that he could do to help.

Everyone seemed to be acting somewhat the same way. Confused, dazed, trying to figure out if this all was real or some sort of prank. But at that moment, he really wasn't worried about anyone else but him and Feli. And all he was doing was making sure the boy beside him didn't need anything from him, and also trying to wrap his head around what the other man was saying. Spirits? Repaying debts? If, and that was a big if, any of this was real... Why was it him that had to repay the debt? Honestly, if you thought about it, why couldn't someone else? Surely they had waited long enough already, couldn't they wait another generation? For a moment he actually considered bringing such a topic up, and then decided it might be better not to.

"If you're all being serious, who is it that I'll be serving then?" He eyed each of the others already in the room, at least the ones that didn't look like they had just woken up and were puzzled. "I have a few questions, but I'm sure once I'm assigned a master, he will be able to answer." Perhaps saying he wasn't the brightest idea, but he wasn't too keen on serving a woman.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Ninna Olla
Ninna glared at the teen who just spoke. 'Are you nuts? This has to be a joke...' She thought to herself, frustrated with the male mind. Although She was frustrated with everyone else, and the 'spirits.' Of all the people they kidnap, they take these outcasts and weirdos? Ninna shifted her focus to the blue haired one, as he seemed to be the most talkative of them. "Is this a prank? And if not, I want proof of your nature before I do anything else." She said, taking a stance that indicated she wouldn't move, and, indeed, she wouldn't, unless she wanted to.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Hiro Kobayashi & Shiro Kobayashi


Hiro wasn't paying any attention to the conversation at hand. Hiro at the moment was completely out of it,before Hiro was very excited to see new...faces, but at the same time he hated serious conversations like the one they were having right now. He heard many questions that caused the guilt of the previous night to submerge once again. He hated the fact he felt guilty, but understood...in some way...that they did have families that missed them. To distract himself he turned his attention over to the window. His eyes went wide when he saw cherry blossom petals fall from the trees. He than looked over at Shiro completely ignoring the issue in front of him.

"Shiro,can I go outside?"

This might have seemed like a childish question, but for Hiro and Shiro it wasn't. There was a specific reason for Hiro staying inside, and the reason was that when he was outside Hiro had more..."attacks". So to prevent that Shiro would monitor when Shiro went outside,sometimes it would only be a few minutes, and sometimes it would be longer. Though whatever the time was Shiro was always by Hiro, never leaving his side, just in case he had to protect him from "seeing". To be honest Shiro wasn't in the happiest mood to deal with the outside problem. Why? Well, five new and quite annoying humans were staying here; inside the shrine, and to Shiro he has to work extra hard so that Hiro doesn't get clouded with their memories.

Shiro looked over at Hiro,"No." With that the conversation was over. Hiro pouted than sat for a second before standing straight up. He probably shouldn't have done that since once up he lost his balance and fell, luckily he caught himself before hitting the ground.

He started to laugh at himself, "Sorry about that, I'm very clumsy sometimes." Shiro didn't flinch by Hiro's accident, but he was watching him carefully. Hiro noticed his stare, it was the same as ever, showing no emotion not even the slightest bit of worry. Hiro snickered mischievously as he got back up and walked toward the window. He lifted himself up on the edge, making sure to steady himself before doing anything else. He reached his hand outside, keeping it there for a good minute. Hiro was very patient and didn't rush at what he was doing...whatever he was doing. He smiled over at the humans, who gave him the look, that he was crazy. Finally Hiro felt something touch his hand, and he slowly brought it back inside. In the palm of his hand laid five bright pink cherry blossom flowers. He turned to the Humans, and walked over to them, very carefully so that the flowers wouldn't blow away. He bent down, and carefully handed each human a cherry blossom flower.

"This one is for Kent. This one is for Felipe. This one is for Ninna. This one is for Shiori. Finally, this one is for Amaterasu." He stood up and bowed his head to all five of them. He quickly raised his head to reveal a gentle smile,"It's very nice to meet you...well, I already met you, but you haven't met me. No, that doesn't sound right. What, I'm trying to say is that I knew of you five,before you-. No, that doesn't sound right either...Umm...".

Shiro couldn't take this anymore, and to be honest he wanted to get all of this over with. He didn't show any emotion, only a blank expression that showed he didn't care about the Human's feelings. He stared at the Humans, and spoke to them in a cold voice,"I'm Shiro Kobayashi. I am the spirit of the Ocean and the Moon. I only have two rules, which you will learn very quickly, since I am not a patient person. First, Do not bother me, if you have a question save it. If you want something from me, don't even waste your breath. Second, You are to be quiet when around me. No loud noises, no sudden outburst, quiet." He left with that, and went back to his corner, acting as if nothing happened.

Hiro smiled sadly at the Humans,"I'm sorry, for his...way of speaking. He really is a good person, he's just...different." He could still see the confusion on their faces. Ninna who was on her feet and Kent who was wanting answer. Hiro sighed softly, this was all a mess. "To finish what I was going to say. My name is Hiro Kobayashi. That guy's twin brother. I am the spirit of the past and future. So when I said I knew you before you knew me, that is what I meant. I kinda looked at your past, I'm sorry about that. I really do hope you enjoy your stay here. Oh, and another thing, if you have any questions about something come and see me. Unlike my brother, I'm happy to help. And I can assure you, this isn't a prank." He looked over at Ninna and smiled at her, as to answer her question, out of thin air a pair of fox ears and a fox tail appeared on Hiro. He moved his tail back and forth, and pulled on his ear to show Ninna they were real.

"See, we are the real deal. Well, maybe this still doesn't make you believe, but I hope it makes you at least have a little faith."

Hiro bowed again his ears twitching, while his tail slowly moved back and forth. Once he stood up straight, he smiled at them once more than proceed to sit back down at the table. He stared at the humans waiting for their many questions.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Kaska Otani


All five humans had woken up, the confusion clear on all their faces. Kaska smiled at them all as they asked their questions.
Kaska titled her head to the side, wondering how well they would take the news that they were their captives now. Well, 'captives' was a harsh word. It wasn't like the humans would be mistreated during their stay (however long that stay turned out to be). The shrine was a relatively nice place to live as Kaska knew from the large amount of years she and the other spirits had lived here.

Dai's voice brought her attention back to the humans. He was explaining the situation to the humans, that they would serve the spirits to pay off the humans' debt. Kaska smiled happily at them.
Dai then introduced himself, followed by Shiro who then left the room and Hiro.

"My name is Kaska. I am the spirit of fire and snow." Kaska introduced herself, "I hope you enjoy your time at the shrine."
Kaska suddenly stopped talking, a worrying thought occurring to her. She had wished the humans an enjoyable time at the shrine but perhaps they hadn't been the best choice of words considering the way in which the humans had been brought here. She bit her lip before adding, "As long as you follow our little guidelines I'm sure you'll love it here."
Kaska gave an inner sigh. No, those words hadn't been any better than the first. These humans weren't all that happy about being kidnapped and Kaska was sure that they would like being reminded of the rules.

In the end Kaska shut her mouth, she guessed that in the end there was nothing the humans could do. They were here to stay and they were paying their debt. Really, she shouldn't even be worrying about their feelings considering the amount of time that the humans had left them forgotten in the Shine. If she was in her vengeful mood no doubt she wouldn't be so anxious about their feelings, but she wasn't so she just smiled at the five.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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(( OOC: To all those that failed to notice! I put up a new thread it has pairings and stuff so go read that~ ))

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Daiki blinked. "It seems were all introduced... Now in the matter of pairings..." Dai looked over at his friends and fellow spirits, then back at the humans. "Why do we not pair ourselves with the human we carried?" Dai looked over at Kent... The previous night Dai had be the one to ensure sleep kept the humans unaware of everything but Dai had personally carried Kent... It had been annoying because the human was taller and larger then Dai physically... He was lucky in the case to be a spirit or he would have had a great problem to face. Gently Dai motioned for the blonde to follow him and he left the room giving Felipe an apologetic look... The poor tanned human seemed so afraid and confused he was probably the one who was showing his fear more then the others who'd found anger or respect as there default... And here he was pulling away the only source of comfort the blue/green eyed human had... But they would all see each other again soon... And he was sure that Felipe would be treated well... All of the spirits were kind... A little rough around the edges for a few of them but kind...

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Felipe was freaking out inwardly. He wasn't shaking or crying but he was scared and felt very much alone... Not even the beautiful blooms from outside helped him... Though he was grateful for Hiro's actions and bowed his head respectfully to the spirit... He really hopped the person he'd end up with was that kind... But most of the spirits seemed so tense and serious... Felipe watched silently as Dai made the decision of how everyone would be paired before gesturing for Kent to follow him out into the hall... Feli watched in silent horror as the only person he knew was taken away... How is it Dai even managed to carry Kent? The thought spun in Feli's head several ideas popping up but none good enough to keep his attention for long or distract him from the curiosity of discovering his own fate... Gulping Feli looked at the remaining 4 spirits... "So... Who carried me? And ummm... I really hope I wasn't too heavy for whomever it was!" Feli's voice came out sounding awkward and shy... He could not wait until he heart and mind would stop racing so he could be back to his old self... He missed just smiling for no reason already... He just hopped that he would have time to smile in this place...

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi

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A debt?...

Spirits?

In her realistic mind the notion of spirits just didn’t dwell in her. True folklore and history did interest her at some point that she did read about old legends during her free time. Which… was quite a lot considering she barely leaves her room except for school and meal times. To say she’s a recluse is a good enough explanation.

Oh wait, the girl corrected herself, she only comes out when her parents and brother are there, most of the time she eats in her room. The large library she has in there by far pacified her wants to see the outside world. Not that she cared… Amaterasu couldn’t remember the last time she felt the urge to leave their compound. Nope… not once,

Hell if she did… what would she do? She didn’t have any friends to hang out with. And heck, she avoided the notion of it. They were happy to leave her alone and so did she… it was an easy existence, go to school, shut up and listen, don’t bother with them and they don’t bother you. Albeit some did try to… but that quickly stopped when they got bored of the girl’s lethargic response. If any at all, she barely gave anyone any heed…

But right now, now was different. Through that indifferent look, the girl patiently observed them. Listening to their explanation and soaking the information like a sponge. A debt? She wracked her mind about a debt. She was still new to this town, and a notion of a debt never reached her ears. Still… she wondered inwardly, why did a complete and utter stranger whom was an outsider have to pay a debt made by the villagers themselves?

Amaterasu didn’t dare ask, nor did she bother do. Then again… the girl barely did bother with anything her mind couldn’t grasp. So…she remained silent, only looking up with a mixture of confusion when the man named Shiro spoke, she watched as he stroll towards the window then coming back with five sakura petals in his hand. Cherry blossom… the festival was coming soon.

“…” Her lips didn’t move as she looked up at him, though her eyes they sparked a faint sense of curiosity before it dwindled away as if it never appeared in the first place. Introductions, the man already spoke her name. How he knew, she’ll never find out but that was enough of a reason for her to remain silent. One by one the spirits introduced themselves before her eyes fell back to the woman who had brought them food. She was waiting for someone to touch theirs before she would dare touch the meals. It wasn’t polite to eat before the others.

Her mother would be rolling in her bed if she dared ignore those rules.

So her name was Yajirushi… It meant spirit of arrow if memory recalls right. Yajirushi…she wracked her mind, twiddling with the sleeves of her kimono as she think. She recalled a legend about a woman whom was killed in battle. She made a mental note to check her mind’s library when she has the liberty to meditate alone. Next came the man named Hiro, a tail sprouted from his back side as well as a pair of fox ears.

“….Kitsune…” She murmured quietly, far too silent for anyone to hear, each one of them showed a different sense of emotion. Ninna, was by far what she expected of the girl. Quick to anger, and blunt. While the rest were either scared or confused finally her musings were cut short when Daiki spoke. So they’re being paired up? Oh dear…

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Hiro Kobayashi & Shiro Kobayashi


Hiro's ears perked up instantly when he heard Dai say to get the Human they carried into the shrine. He wagged his tail from side to side as he was excited to spend time with them. Shiro on the other hand, wasn't so excited about getting the human he carried inside. He was originally going to carry Amaterasu,who he wasn't happy about either, but since Hiro was natural weak in physical strength he gave her to him, and decided to carry...Him. Shiro turned his gaze over to Felipe who was on the verge of tears after seeing his friend getting taken away from him. Great I got the loud one.

He looked over at Hiro, who seemed rather excited to have someone to interact with or just see another Human being. Shiro glanced over at Amaterasu...She looked okay, not loud and not too bad. The only thing that worried him was that she might have a bad past...Hiro's power is more attracted to bad memories than good ones, and what if he saw her future? What will Shiro do than, he would have to protect him from so many things. He could hear Hiro humming to himself, he let out a silent sigh. He saw that for the first time in a while Hiro was...happy. Shiro didn't like humans, but he did love his little brother and wanted him to be happy. So whatever happens he just has to suck it up for Hiro, and deal with it.

"Hiro, let's go. Grip your...Human, and lets get out of here." Shiro walked over to Hiro, his face showed no sign of compassion or happiness, it was just blank. Hiro stood up, and jumped around Shiro happily,"Really?! Yay! Let's go and show the humans around." Shiro looked at Hiro, than set his gaze to the crybaby, as was his new nickname. He walked over to him, as if it was some kind of punishment to harbor a Human.

"You. The crybaby over here. Follow me, and you better hurry or I'm going to leave you behind." He didn't wait for a reply, in all honesty he didn't care if the boy followed him or not. Hiro on the other hand cared and went toward Amaterasu happily. He smiled at her calmly," You don't seem like you like to talk a lot, so it's okay to stay silent. I'll just show you around and if my voice becomes to much, just tell me to be quiet." He laughed softly as he looked at Amaterasu.

Now it was time to get Felipe to follow Shiro. Hiro sighed and walked closer to him,"It's okay, you don't have to worry. Walk at your own pace and just follow me and I'll show you around." Though you could see the worry on Hiro's face,"Umm...I don't want to make you worry, but my brother was the one who...carried you in so...he is your partner. I have Amaterasu, if that's okay with you, but if he is...to much just come to me and I'll help you. Well,you two must be hungry. Shiro and I will show you around and than we will get you something to eat."

Shiro was already far ahead. He didn't turn back around to make sure Hiro was following him. He was actually rather annoyed with the fact he had to watch over a human. He could hear Hiro talking to the Humans, which also annoyed him. He stopped and without turning around, called Hiro with a cold tone,"Hiro. Now." Hiro heard his brother's command and stood up. He signaled the two of them to follow behind him as he walked slowly so they could keep up.

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Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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So now what?

There was no escape if she understood Dai right, he verified it. If they tried to escape they could easily kill them. The five were spirits for a reason… of course they had to be powerful the girl mentally concluded. Meaning escape, would be meaningless if they don’t even know the place to begin with. But…what the girl wondered the most,

Is how the hell did those spirits managed to snag her without alerting anyone in the manor, she knew the place was well guarded, extremely so it felt like a prison more than a home. On the other hand she couldn’t blame her parents for the heavy security. She knew what kind of family she was born in… and frankly it wasn’t pretty that she was going to be inheriting it. But since when did Amaterasu have a say in the matter?

Nadda, zilch.

Even the engagement on her head she had no say upon. She slammed a proverbial foot down at the thought. Squashing it to the lowest level of her mind, so they were going to be servants? Well better than being killed. The girl watched as the man named Daiki took the blond away, then another girl followed with one of the spirits leaving just three humans in the room.
Well soon to be one...

Turning to the man named Hiro she silently watched him, a pale glimmer of interest gleamed in her eyes. He can see the past and future… Sweet lord, there goes her secret. She bit her lip, she prayed none of the spirits ask but they are spirits… certainly they know just where they grabbed their humans. Without another word the girl stood, several clangs of metal sounded from her dress with the movement. The sleeves hid her hands as she moved then slightly. The man seemed kind… the girl glanced up as the boy walked over to them.

If there was one thing she learned from this… is that she needed to build up her mental blocks, or learn how to block as soon as possible if she was going to be living here from now on. Her lips moved again as if about to speak but then stopped upon thinking against it. A mere nod came from the girl as she started to follow the twins. She had no shoes, just a pair of socks since she had sitting on her bed before she woke up here. Wonder how her parents reacted to seeing her gone… whatever it was, she knew deep inside that it wasn’t good. Yakuza families tend to… let’s just say you don’t wanna know.

The young brunette tried to keep up with the group, believe me she tried as she took the time to look around the place they would be staying for awhile. But every time she looked the other way, she nearly lost the group and her being quiet… Eh, it wasn’t a good combination. Finally, she did something that would be considered a near miracle. She actually spoke. “How…Did you managed to get me out there?...” She finally asked in a quiet tone to the man who supposedly carried her out.

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Character Portrait: Ninna Olla Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Yajirushi no Seishin Character Portrait: Shiori Nazuka Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Kaska Otani Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Ninna Olla

Ninna was in shock. She was expecting all the weird people to start laughing to say it was a joke, not one of them to suddenly have cat ears and a tail! She looked to the floor, trying to get her thoughts together. 'Does this mean that... That these are the ones who abducted teens, teens who were never seen again?' The thought shook her, but she steeled herself. 'Remember your training, remember your training...' She thought to herself repeatedly. She returned to listening in time to hear that they would be paired up. 'Great, now I'm a servant... I hope it's not a guy...' Ninna glanced at the male spirits, seeing that they were already paired up. She sighed in relief. It was also now that she noticed who the other teens were. 'Kent... He smiles too much. Shirori needs to be more confident. Amaterasu needs to find something to care about. Felipe needs to be more serious.' Ninna went through the list automatically and subconsciously. 'Focus!' She thought to herself.
Ninna looked at the other spirits. There was one other spirit that was obviously her 'master.' Ninna bowed respectfully. "I apologize for my rude behavior." She said bluntly. "I was under the impression that spirits did not exist, and now that I know, I see how disrespectful we were."

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Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Daiki did not bother to answer Kent's question... He would see soon enough anyway right? As they walked down the hall Dai made sure the human kept up and followed him when he turned the corner. Dai stopped once they reached a door. The door itself was made out of long strips of wood and had no rice paper to conceal the other side. Light filtered in through the door and you could vaguely see outside. But outside was hard to distinguish it looked like a green blob with colors that seemed to fade and change sometimes the green would change to white or a darker green it was strange for someone who'd never seen it like trying to focus in on a blur. Daiki pulled open the door revealing a garden... He closed it then opened it again revealing a new garden... The act was performed 5 times until Dai stopped leaving the door open to his own garden. Dai gently stepped outside and visibly calmed once he was in his own space.

Dai's garden was his pride and joy, and it felt nice showing it off to someone new... Half of the garden was hidden in the shadow of large dark green trees that would let it only streaks and slivers of bright light, that would gently play on the petals of a few sunflowers, a bunch of hydrangeas and various other dark leafed plants. There was also a pond that disappeared out of view behind some trees and a path of rocks in the pond that also faded out of view leading deeper into the garden. The other half of the garden was just as odd as it's shadowy half. It was full of soft lush green grass somewhat long in length but not wild or troublesome just plush. Bright flowers especially sun flowers gently grew in patches making a beautiful mix of colors... There were also small puddles and ponds that were much deeper then they seemed and crystal clear blue so you could see the very bottom were little fish small among what looked to be a ruin or column.

Dai turned to look at Kent. "This is my garden... The ones you saw before were those of the other spirits... That door as well as a few others leads to a different garden just by you thinking of the person..." Dai turned away from the blonde and sat on his shaded oak porch listening to the wind-chime blow and create a soothing sound. "The shrine is... Alive in a way it provides what we needs and has various secrets and strange doors and passages... Put don't worry... I will nearly always be in my garden tending my sunflowers... You may also come here as you wish and explore the rest of my garden... But not even I have seen all the way to it's end so try not to get lost..." Dai finally allowed himself to lay down on his low porch the angle allowed him to look at Kent. "Now I'm sure there are questions you have... So ask away..."

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Felipe remained silent as his fate was dealt... Of course he had to get paired with Mr.glum... Why? Feli had always been a happy person who loved smiling but Shiro did not seem like the type of person who would appreciate his smiling face... Wait... What WAS he thinking! He was Felipe Alegre after all! He could cheer anyone up even a grouchy old spirit. Putting on a brave smile Feli nodded thankfully at Hiro keeping the happy memories of his family in his mind he quickly followed after Shiro... Although he'd not appreciated his first comment about him Feli just kept happy thoughts in mind and decided his first goal was to get Shiro to call him Feli... Or erm... At least Felipe so he would not be crybaby... Besides... Felipe was too pretty to be a crybaby! If anything he was a caramel Spanish delight! Thank you very much! Felipe kept close Shiro and had decided not to talk... But after awhile he thought that might not be the best tactic... "I'm sorry if I seem a burden Shiro... But I will do my best so don't worry." Putting on a happy smile Feli decided to leave it at that, just like his mom always told him "State the truth and leave it at that!" And that's just what he did.

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Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Hiro heard a small voice, it was like a whisper but quieter. Thankfully his fox ears were still out, so he could hear the small voice. He turned around, eyes wide as he stared at Amaterasu who for the first time had spoken to him. He smiled softly,"Well...It was Shiro and Dai who helped me. Shiro blinded the Guards with the moon, and Dai put the rest to sleep. I sneaked into the house and took you away through the window. It was pretty high up though. They must really love you, since they did so much to protect you."

Hiro laughed a little at himself, it wasn't his normal laughter but kinda mysterious. He wished to be loved like that again. He wanted to see his family again... he could actually, he just had to go into the past. No, he promised Shiro he wouldn't look into the past randomly anymore. But...it would only be one minute...just one minute that's all. Hiro nodded as if that decided everything. He stared straight ahead, and waited patiently...he felt a throbbing pain in his left eye as it started to glow. It only took a second for him to enter the labyrinth...he reached for the gold door and opened it slowly.

Hiro stood in front of a small white house, it was surrounded by three full grown cherry blossom tress. Petals fell from the trees, dancing around the house, it was so beautiful. The wind blew quietly, above the different colored flowers on the ground. The green grass was even enjoying the cool breeze. Two children ran across the yard yelling to the top of their lungs as they chased each other. A frail mother sat on the porch staring at the cherry petals, while the father was chopping down some trees for the fire. Hiro knew this memory very well...it was his favorite one...the only memory where his mother looked at Him. Hiro knew it was dangerous to walk any closer, but his mother was looking at him...if he could only get her attention...than... He walked closer to the woman, both gazes never moving. Her gaze was so kind and warm and her smile was as bright as the sun...I miss it. He was know in front of the frail woman, their eyes meeting each others,"Mom...it's me...Mom look...I'm here. Please look at me again...I beg you, look at me."

Hiro knew this was an impossible request, she was dead...she is dead...and it's my fault. Hiro reached to touch her cheek, but his hand ran right past her...he couldn't touch her. Hiro wanted to cry, but what good would that do...nothing. He stood up and walked down the porch, he stopped as he watched the children run past him toward their Mother...My Mother. Hiro knew he couldn't stay here anymore. He walked toward to where he left the door...but when he looked up he couldn't find the door. Oh no. This was really bad, he couldn't go back.

Shiro was walking ahead, when he heard Felipe speak to him. He didn't show any form of emotion, he was empty. He didn't want to deal with this anymore. Humans were so annoying. It seemed as if Felipe was determined...Shiro couldn't as he hated that...though it was annoying. He came to a stop and stared at him for a minute, looking him up and down. This might be interesting... "I was never going to worry about you...but...as long as your not to loud...we should be fine." He couldn't be grumpy,and he knew Hiro would scold him if he wouldn't at least try to talk to the human. It didn't mean he accepted him...but he would try.

Shiro sighed as they came closer to the door, it was like a big blob whenever someone tried focusing on it...even to Shiro. He was about to open it, when he felt something was wrong. Where is Hiro?

He looked behind him,"Hiro." Their wasn't an answer...not even a single hum...that scared Shiro more than anything. When he didn't even hear a complaint from Hiro, something was wrong. His face didn't show any sign of fear or worry, but that didn't mean he wasn't. He swiftly turned back around, walking down the hall looking for Hiro. He came to a stop when he saw Hiro standing still in the middle of the hallway. Shiro knew he wasn't "here", when he saw his left eye glowing. "Shit. Didn't I tell him not to "See". Hiro!" Shiro went up to Hiro and grip him, he started shaking him back and forth. It didn't help as Hiro's eye grew dull, losing its glow. Shiro knew this wasn't going to end well if he didn't get Hiro out of the labyrinth. He picked up the lifeless body and carried him to the door,"Come on you two!" He called back to the two humans, who were trying to keep up with his fast pace.


Once Shiro reached the door, he started opening and closing it, revealing a new garden each time,"Come on...I need Hiro's garden. Ah,Here it is." Shiro pushed the two humans inside, than entered after them with Hiro.

Once entering they were all surrounded by a huge purple garden. The garden was enveloped in mysterious purple and golden cloud. The sun shone brightly in the sky blinding them.The garden was full of various flowers, a gorgeous pond was at its very heart, and at the middle of that pond was a bridge, which guided you to a small temple that was harboring a small cherry blossom tree. The pond was surrounded by a vast number of purple and pink trees that held bountiful fruit. Soft grass that spread farther than the eye could see. Various pathways lead to different directions, many lead to the darker side of the purple forest. The garden was magnificently beautiful as the birds chirped and cherry blossom petals fell from the sky. Shiro didn't even stop to explain as he rushed to the porch on the far right. He led Hiro down carefully on the step, and looked into his eyes. "Man, you went in far."

Shiro had to use his powers, he didn't want a repeat of this mornings incident...but he knew if he didn't something bad was going to happen. He lowered the temperature in his body to almost below 0 degrees. He had to shock Hiro out, which was the worst way, but also the fastest.

"Okay, get ready Hiro". Shiro touched Hiro's forehead, and immediately Hiro came back to his senses, slapping Shiro's hand away. "Cold! That was cold!" Hiro was breathing heavily as he fell off the porch, he landed on his back, "Ouch!" Hiro looked up to see Shiro's eyes, they were lifeless, but showed a spark of anger. He turned over to see Amaterasu with her same blank expression, and Felipe completely confused. He finally got what happened. He got up and bowed his head,"I'm sorry! I caused trouble!"

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Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Love…

Does love include locking a person away from the world and forcing them in a world of solitary confinement? If that was the case… then love has a morbid meaning to it. Amaterasu wondered that herself why her parents did that. It was right to assume by every stranger that the parents did it out of love

If only…

The girl believed in the word, shes the epitome of nothingness as far as she’s concerned. Love is a mere word derived from a dictionary. Still… maybe, just maybe deep inside the respite she calls her soul maybe it still exist, a small side of her that she locked away that awaits the day a person would save it from the deep darkness that she calls her soul. A small side of her listened to his words while the rest already mulled over how they had done it.

Before when she would run out she always did have to wait till the moon was hidden and sneak out into a small escape route by the wall. No one knew it except for her and her brother… their secret get away before he too decided to lock her inside. Why? A younger side of her begged her parents for an answer once upon a time.

Only for them to say it was for her protection, does it mean… having no will is for her protection as well? Having no one to hear her disagree to their wishes, once upon a time she had a voice to voice out those conflicts. But now… it didn’t matter anymore.
She certainly lost her care for the world.

Dragging out her mind, she forced it back into the world of the living just as Hiro finished speaking, he chuckled. It wasn’t the kind one… but a more mysterious one, something inside her spoke that something was wrong with it. There’s sadness in the smile, a deep longing for something that had already passed.

She could only guess it was something in the past. And there the girl knew she had no right to ask just what it was. They just met, even if urm…. He saw her past, future and probably her entire life. He had been the one to kidnap her after all. To get her away from her… ‘prison’

Yet…

One question remained unanswered.

Why her?

Why did he have to kidnap a girl who had nothing to do with this whole mess? She kept the question at the back of her mind in avoidance to insulting the young man. And his… protective brother. She barely heard the conversation between the older twin and the tanned man instead she looked ahead and minded her own thoughts.

She must have been driven deep into them when failed to notice her ‘master’s' lack of presence. Silently the girl stopped in her tracks. The others were way ahead of her, she looked back to see… him standing frozen on the spot.

Right there, doing nothing except just standing. The girl looked at his quizzically, never uttering a word or a single glimpse of a reaction. But… glancing slightly back at the general direction the others went. She felt like she should at least call for the man’s brother. Something didn’t… fell right with Hiro at the moment. The empty hallway around them decorated by maple wood floorings made it apparent they were alone. She took a step closer, and then it happened. A small spark of her infamous headache sparked. It started right at her gold eye then travelled to the back of her mind in a split second. Had she not been used to it she would have doubled over. Being the wiser she closed her said eye for a second. The sound of footsteps rushed towards them then the voice of the man’s twin shaking the younger twin.

All this took place the moment she had her eye closed. She only opened it when the man carefully carried the lifeless body of the twin and then called out for them to follow him.

There’s no time to complain and so she did, albeit running at his space was a challenge thanks to the heavy kimono she had on her person. Soft patters sounding from her steps nearly invisible to the hurried ones of Shiro.
Hurry, hurry An inward voice spoke.

Hurry indeed when they passed through doors. She tried her best to keep up in her current predicament. Through five doors they passed. Five gardens that they didn’t have the time to admire until… the last one, a purple mist floated around them she lifted her hand to touch one of it out of curiosity but… stopped when her companions rushed ahead.

And she needed to rush with them, but on the ground with only socks on her person? No complains, even as the stones and small pebbles pricked at her heels. A small prick of pain from the small twizzles on the ground that probably few splintered her feet, yet the girl didn’t pause for a second,

Around them were several purple and pink trees. Truly it was a sight from the gods. Her face almost gave the expression of awe before she schooled it back to her uncaring façade. Ahead she saw Shiro hurrying his twin towards the small bridge right towards the small shrine where a beautiful cherry blossom tree bloomed. As quietly as she could she followed after them then stopped when Hiro slapped his brother’s hand then falling on his back. Had she cared the sight would have made her giggled instead. Her face remained blanked even as Hiro quickly apologized for worrying them. Raising her hand a bit she caught one of the petals blowing in the wind.

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Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Daiki raised an eye brow at the blonde and he gave a weak smile. "You will not have to do much... Just keep me company as I get lonely... Perhaps get me tea or help me get around if I end up lost in a dream or weaken myself from lack of sleep..." Dai closed his eyes struggling to remember the other questions but they came back to him and Dai sat up deciding to answer them properly. "You will be here until the debt is paid until such a time when it is you will not age and you may chose to stay once it is paid... You will see everyone else again as we will eat together and spend time together... You will only do such things for another spirit if they need it or request it but if you do not wish to... Then don't and I will defend you." Dai took a breath and closed his eyes before opening them again and looking up at him Dai continued to give answers. "You will be well fed I will even cook for you if you'd like... You may sleep here in the garden as I often do or in the room across from mine it is yours to decorate and claim... You will rest whenever you feel it necessary or whenever I deem it needed... I will ensure no nightmares trouble you... I am the spirit of dreams and nightmares after all."

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Felipe was very worried for Hiro and made sure to keep quiet and out of the way when Shiro somehow managed to revive the other spirit. Feli let out a long breath. "Mr.Hiro... Please... Don't do that again..." Feli frowned the worry evident on his face. "It brings up bad memories... And even if you did kidnap me and Ama...Amaterasu? I would prefer if you did not injure yourself." The worry and concern was evident in Feli's eyes and face but he did not get to close to Hiro with Shiro nearby... Frankly Shiro scared Feli a little... He did not seem happy with anything... Except for Hiro... But still Feli shook off such thoughts he'd told himself he would be strong and helpful starting off with a slight fear would not help that in anyway shape or form!

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Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Hiro bowed again hurriedly,"I-I'm so sorry! You don't have to worry...it really is rare for me to go that deep into the labyrinth." Hiro's smile was the same bright one as usual. Shiro saw that Hiro was know fine, and it seemed as all his strength was taken away. He slowly sat down and leaned on top of the wall...Hiro is right this is a rare event. It only happens when Hiro's past is triggered...this is why I didn't want Hiro interacting with the Humans.

"This was quite the experience...Hiro what were you thinking about to go that far in?" Shiro knew the Humans didn't understand what they were talking about so he was being quiet when asking the question. Hiro looked at Shiro sadly,"Mom."

At this word Shiro's face turned cold, and he no longer showed anything on his face. That one word explained everything...and it was never a good sign. Shiro didn't sigh, he didn't shake his head, he just stayed silent for a few minutes. Hiro looked at Shiro,"Brother...I'm sorry. I know you told me not to...But-" Hiro was cut short when Hiro held his hand up signaling him to be quiet.

"Hiro...just don't do it anymore...you're only hurting yourself by remembering that woman." For a split second Shiro showed a pained expression, and whispered softly to Hiro,"Even if you can go into the past...you can't change what we have done...you just can't...so stop it Hiro." Hiro looked as if he was going to protest,but stopped when he saw Shiro's rare pained expression. That was the sign he really did go to far, and Hiro yielded, "Yes Sir."

Hiro moved the event pass him and smiled at Felipe and Amaterasu,"Well, you met us, and probably figured out part of our personalities." Hiro glanced over at Shiro who had his head down, and smiled mischievously at Felipe and Amaterasu. In a hushed voice he whispered to them," You know even though Shiro looks like that...he's quite simple. He gets embarrassed very easily when you give him compliments,and is easily jealous of others. He also gets really lonely. It's really fun, I promise it'll be a blast...and a simple way to break through his ice wall, Felipe." Hiro smiled at the two who stared up at him. Shiro saw they were whispering and moved closer, sitting next Hiro. Hiro smirked as he saw that Shiro was lonely, even though he didn't show it on his face. He glanced over at the other two, giving them a I-told-you-so smile.

Shiro leaned on one of the poles and looked straight at the Humans,"Okay...questions." Hiro took this chance to start braiding Shiro's long hair. Shiro glanced at Hiro, than back at the Human's not caring anymore.

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Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Questions, questions should she ask? Wondered the brunette, she spoke far too much for her comfort. As long as they don’t ask for her to speak much then the chance of them getting along was high. As for the questioning… she paused in her thoughts. Taking the split second to take a glimpse of the tanned man the girl let her thoughts continue.

It be logical to think that the same questions she would ask would be ask by him as well. Not to appear anti-social, sweet Buddha, what was this girl thinking. The definition of loner never left her. They could ask Shiori and Ninna to verify that… They are schoolmates after all. Or in Shiori’s case they are classmates.

Like how she stays up the school roof to eat her lunch alone with the view of the line cherry blossoms along the school yard. The wind cascading around her body, it played with her long untied hair. Making it a mess and letting fly with the wind. She liked the rooftop, during the time of the cherry blossoms it’s sweet scent carried by the ever gentle wind scented the place with its calming scent. From the school it gave her a good view of the mountain and the old abandoned shrine. From the left of the shrine was the centuries old graveyard that even to this day the people still use to bury their dead.

Hey, what do you expect from a rural town away from the mainland?

Usually this place possessed more superstitious elders rather than back at the place she was born and raised in. Tokyo… did she look like a city girl? Well… If her inexistent social life existed maybe… perhaps she would act like one.

If only…she actually learned to be sociable.

If only she learned some people skills.

Heh,

The girl in all her silence moved just like a ghost towards the porch where she soon sat watching the three interact. Felipe soft scolding towards Hiro already spoke so much of the boy. He’s caring even to the people that literally kidnapped them from their beds. Not like she complained… actually, this was a new experience she was still trying to grasp. What did they expect from a social outcast? Harsh? Yes but quite the truth. Worry, it spelled clearly on Felipe’s face. Her own thoughts merely voiced out the same things Felipe spoke but she didn’t speak it out loud.

What kind of an introvert would she be if she spoke it out? Certainly not her… Her face still remained ever so blank but in her eyes a flicker of worry did appear. Did they manage to already crack her wall? A small chibi version of the girl wearing worker clothes quickly ran to inspect it. Pretty soon they’ll probably just abandon her, or leave her in a room lock up for eternity.
Jeez… so much for faith in humani—Err… the spirit world.

Trust always was an issue for her… not like she ever showed she cared about it. But it’s nice to see she does have a small piece that actually cares for it. No matter how much she wanted to strangle that piece of her and just crawl at the far side of the room and sketch.

Yup… such a recluse she is.

Raising her head from the ground she found herself staring at she looked back towards the conversation. The silent child listened as Hiro poked fun with his twin. Hmm… would it be the same if her brother was here right now?
Nope not really,

Her lips moved to speak then paused as Shiro took the chance to do so. Questions…

Questions, maybe she should let Felipe do that? Speaking always did make her feel a bit opened. A gentle breeze flapped its wings around the garden it’s invisible hands caressed the gentle blooms of the purple and pink trees as they also followed the direction the wind dragged them too. Soft flowering flowers on the ground swayed in a dance along with it. In the air, the sweet scent of the wild flowers and the sakura mixed in gentle harmony. All in all, it was such a peaceful garden. A brown bird chirped and flew around the twins before… it perched right a top her head.

“….” Not even a twitch. Well except for a light quirk of her eyebrow did she react to the bird that was currently sitting at the crown of her hair, her eyes were still on them. Finally her lips moved again, “…What about lodging? And what exactly do we need to do?” She finally asked in that equally quiet voice Hiro first heard from her. The girl found no reason to raise her voice higher than her original tone which was to say. Sounded more like a whisper than anything else.

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Character Portrait: Kent Lach Character Portrait: Daiki Nagori Character Portrait: Amaterasu Kitagami Character Portrait: Shiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Hiro Kobayashi Character Portrait: Felipe Alegre

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Daiki blinked. His human certainly asked allot of questions... "Of course..." Daiki closed his blue eyes allowing himself to rest for a moment sleep wanted to pull him down into it's murky depths he wanted to dream of beautiful things he would and could then share with everyone else why they slept so they would all be well rested... But he could not... It was still to early and there was so much to do... Opening his tired eyes Dai looked up at Kent blue eyes clashing with gold... But Dai never allowed emotion to leak into his eyes... Or not many emotions... He did not wish to scare the human... But it was bound to happen... Kent was bound to hate him or find him freakish... Even when there had been other humans before they had all feared him to an extent... Perhaps it was because of how he'd fought back in the times or war... Perhaps it was because he mentioned his ability over both the plains that are dreams and nightmares...

Blinking to cut the gave between the two Dai shakily pulled himself to stand. He hated how he appeared so fragile and yet still scared others... He would rather be thought off as delicate then a creature of nightmares... But he wold not allow his sleepiness and shaky-ness. "Hm... Please follow." Dai stepped down into the soft grass and began to make his rounds of the garden he gazed into the deep clear random pools around the sunny side of the garden admiring the strange ruins or columns or other objects that colorful fish swam around... He checked the hydrangeas in the shadowy part of the garden next ensuring they were healthy and finally he checked each sunflower... Yes there were many but each one he was just as careful with as the last... He would feel the petals and smell the sweet honey smell the golden flowers gave off. When he was finished with his care of his flowers he finally walks back into the shadows following the rock path over the delicate water he slipped into the trees moving deeper into his wild garden. Each new area was just as unique as the last and in each area he stopped to pick some fruit. An apple here... A plum... Some wild strawberries... When the spirit was pleased with his bounty he turned abruptly and handed the colorful mixture of fruit to Kent... He held it out like a peace offering all the while keeping his eyes locked onto the ground refusing to look up at the tall blonde and scare him with his piercing gaze.

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Felipe blinked... Hiro had asked him to give Shiro a chance... That Shiro was shy and... Jealous? Hiro had to be joking? Right... Ok well... Maybe not... Once upon a time Feli had not been such a happy boy yet people had given him a chance he had to give off the same courtesy! Fine... He would give spirit a chance... Even if he was a little scary. Slowly reeling himself out of his thoughts Feli looked over at Amaterasu... Her whispers were hard to hear but the questions she asked were the ones Feli was going to ask anyway ok well... Feli had allot more questions but one thing at a time! "Umm..." Feli thought about how to word his questions he was careful with it after all what if he insulted someone! That would simply not do when he was trying to make friends. "Are we allowed to explore the shrine and gardens? A-and... Are we allowed to see the other humans... I mean!" Feli's face lit up. He'd just told himself not to word the questions wrong! And here he sounded like he'd not taken Amaterasu into account! And that he wanted to run away.

Now feeling embarrassed Feli closed his blue/green orb like eyes and spoke quickly. "I-I mean... I-I know Amaterasu i-is here b-but I kinda wanna meet and be friends with everyone! A-And the shrine seems so big so I wanna see everything so I don't get lost and cause troubles and end up being useless! Ahh! I'm talking so much I'm sorry!" Feli forced his mouth to close when he bowed and shoved his now tan and very red face into his hands. He refused to open his eyes! He would keep his eyes closed until the sky fell anything to not see Shiro's annoyed face looking down at him... The spirit wanted someone quiet and he got Feli... Feli wasn't quiet! Feli was curious and loud and happy... He'd messed up already he knew it. Slowly lifting his face back up but keeping his hand over his face he parted his fingers... And opened one of his warm shy eyes to the purple world of Hiro's garden... He wanted to see anything but annoyance on Shiro's face...