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Jin

A wandering Demon Slayer in Feudal Japan.

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a character in “Sit, boy!”, as played by I'm a Radical Dame!

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Name: Jin

Nickname: N/A [unless one of the other characters wants to make up a nickname as the RP moves along!]

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Role: Demon Slayer

Species: Human

Personality: Jin is more quiet and reserved than the rest........however that doesn't mean he isn't friendly, he just keeps to himself more. He's also the most chivalrous of the group usually, unable to not help women and children in need............and he often puts himself in dire/stupid situations in order to try and protect others..........always trying to make up for not being able to protect his younger sister and entire family, from death months earlier. The rest in the group frequently have to talk sense into him and pull him away from dangerous things he'd rather run into.
He rarely gets involved in the others fights, not being one for arguing, but if he has a point he thinks is important to make he isn't afraid to say it, and he does sometime clash with [will edit a name in here later after more CS's have been submitted]

Weapons Jin can use to swords at once when fighting, so he'll carry two Samurai-like swords that have metallic-red blades instead of silver, plain some daggers, simple throwing stars, and the same Hiraikotsu that Sango has in the anime..........along with the various poisons that Sango carries.

Pet: Kirara, just like Sango in the anime. =P

Appearance:

Height = 5'8

Weight/Built = 190lbs/Well-Toned

Eyes = Light Hazel......so light that they often appear yellowish.

Hair = Black, and reaches to the middle of his back when out.

Body-Art & Jewelry = Has a dragon-like demon tattoo down the side of his right arm, which was painfully imprinted on him at age 13 like all others in his clan, and was the insignia of his demon slaying family. He also has the same dragon head drawn in white onto a black square earring he wears in his left ear.
In terms of Jewelry, Jin wears burgundy prayer breads on his left wrist and a black wooden armband around his right wrist - with the family insignia in white around it

Outfit =
This will be his demon slaying outfit = http://i.imgur.com/Uvx5I.jpg [the same as Kohakus in the series]
This will be his casual/traveling outfit = http://i.imgur.com/vFtoo.jpg [a white and black version of Inuyasha's fire-rat outfit, except the bottoms are half as wide, plus he often walks with the top off and thrown over his shoulders. Also, he wears black sandals on his feet that are like the ones Miroku wore..]

So begins...

Jin's Story

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Deirdre Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Katsu Character Portrait: Molly McCloud

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Jin noticed Katsu's brothers arrival, but said nothing...........even after Katsu began to engage him. He never was a fan of Bishamon, and chose not to bother with him if he didn't have to......so instead, he just kept a watchful eye on the situation. But when he caught a glimpse of the wound atop the strangely dressed womans head, his attention switched to that. However before he could do much, Tahra sprung into action and he let her be....before inconspicuously stepping back from everyone so that he could make his way around the strangers, to study everything about them.



"What do you say? We talk to their leader, make a break for it, wait and see what happens? What?" he heard one of the girls say to the only male in the group. to which he responded [i]"Molly, try to relax some, we'll wait and see what happens first. It looks like these two guys are going to sart fighting and when they do we might be able to slip away unnoticed"

Jin would slip his hands into his pocket, before walking up behind the small group of friends.
"I'm afraid there's a couple of problems with your plan." he said, suddenly speaking up behind them "First, we have no leader........the village might, but we're travelers....not really permanent residents. Second, you could get a long head start, and Katsu or Bishamon there would still be able to catch up to you with ease."

He stepped from behind the small group to beside them.........so he could once again keep an eye on Katsu and Bishamon .
"Besides, do you know where you are? You appear, pretty lost....what good would running do you?" he began again "And I can seal the wound on your friends head there if you'll just wait a moment for Tahra to clean it."
After finishing his second statement, Jin pulled out a small container filled with a clay-like herbal mixture used to seal small wounds.......he dipped his pointer finger in it and swiped out just the right amount. He'd wait for Tahra to finish cleaning the wound before holding out his finger to the small fox demon, so she could take the medicine from it when ready.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama

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Out of the blue, the boy in the group suddenly stepped back on his heel in a manner that Jin knew all to well..........so the container he had been holding suddenly fell to the ground as his hands dropped beside his lower torso, just in time to stop a kick to his stomach.
Without thinking the demon slayer instantly pulled the boys leg forward, lifting him off of the ground. He then let go of the leg and jammed his his elbow into the side of the boys head - stepping forward only after the oddly dressed boy hit the ground. Jin then pressed his foot underneath the guys neck and glared down at him, just as Kirara suddenly appeared beside him and transformed into her larger form. He hasn't hit him hard enough to knock him out, just hard enough to knock him to the ground.

"That was foolish" he spat. "I try to help your friend, and you attempt an attack?"
He'd glare down at the boy for a few more seconds before sighing, and stepping back - removing his foot from the boys neck......not being one to prolong a fight unless it was necessary, he didn't wish to prolong the current tension.

"Kirara stand down, he's no threat to you........" Jin said, as he turned around and picked up the container holding the medicine paste from the ground. "I don't want to fight you, you're only a human who seems to be frightened and lost, i understand that.........but i will if i must, so don't attempt that again...on any of us. Because Katsu over there, wouldn't be as nice' as i just was."


Jin turned back around and wiped the dirt out of the container before holding it out towards the fox demon again. "I got the dirt and dust out......what was on my has spilled, but i think there should be enough for the wound on the girls head..........so take it Tahra."

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Molly McCloud

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OOC: Okay, I'm done for the night, since i don't want to post again until others, especially "Bishamon", has had a chance to post! =)





Jin sighed,
"And we all call Katsu irrational for his lack of patience with people..........but these people, are so uniquely annoying" he whispered, NOT MEANING TO BE INSULTING....he was simply confused, as he then turned around to face the crying girl and her male friend.

"Your other friend here is injured-" he started, now speaking at a louder, but still soft, tone "-and you want to yell and fight? I'm sorry, but i don't understand that."
The young demon slayer simply didn't comprehend, as humans, how they weren't taking such an injury seriously. Sure, demons and half demons didn't have to worry about such things, but infections among humans is rampant and a regular cause of death in their time, and head wounds always bleed profusely, making them more susceptible for infection......so why try and stop preventive treatment?

He sighed once more, before turning towards Tahra again. "However, i don't wish to see her cry......and apparently crowds seem to distress her, so here Tahra, take the medicine....just throw it over to me when your done."
Jin would place the jar of medicine atop the demon girls head, and then make his way towards the entrance of one of the village shops several yards away. However he wouldn't go inside, and instead would tighten his jacket around his torso, cross his arms across his chest, and began to stare over towards Katsu and Bishamon - who were still in viewing range.

Kiraras small form quickly ran up beside Jins feet and peered on as well, both completely ignoring the strange humans now.......confused by their erratic behavior, and not wishing to exasperate the situation with them anymore.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Katsu Character Portrait: Molly McCloud Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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The half-blood bristled; visibly upset that Bishamon had yet to respond. A thought crossed his mind, and he wondered if his brother had actually just run off and his scent was simply lingering among the trees. If his elder sibling decided to fight and cause trouble, Katsu wasn’t entirely sure how it would end. Lord Bishamon was considerably stronger, faster, and better with his weapons than he was. The only thing Katsu really had going for him in a fight was his ability to keep a level head on most days of the month. His brother, however, was relatively hot-headed, where most of the mistakes in battle were made. Out of the few encounters the two of them had, few of them had been violent, and none of them Katsu actually won on his own. Granted, at this time he had the demon slayer Jin with him. The two were tentative allies for the time being, although Katsu was not sure how long that would last. They had few reasons to work together, aside from the fact that Katsu generally didn’t cause trouble for humans and preferred to be left alone. That and he had recently developed a ‘helpful’ reputation among the local human villages. It wasn’t that he went out of his way to help; it was simply more troublesome to have the people around him suffer while he was around. It made his stays in villages much more comfortable, considering that despite his demonic appearance, those he helped were more than happy to provide him with a little bit of food and shelter. Although, as often as someone was happy to help, there was an equal amount of people who were displeased with his methods or still quite perturbed that a demon—even if it was only a half-breed—was anywhere near their village.

He drew the onyx blade from his back and drove it into the soft earth before him. It would simply slow him down as it was and it wasn’t like it was particularly sharp or worthwhile as a weapon at the moment. Eventually he intended to find the name of the blade to bend its sealed power to his will. But until then, it was mostly dead weight. His claws could handle most adversaries. With the silence from his brother, his attention was drawn once more to the cluster of strange people. Tahra was busy attempting to tend to the wounded one, whose blood was toying with his sense of smell. When she addressed the fact that they had seemingly appeared from the bottom of the well with no previous scent, he scoffed, shaking his head. Obviously humans couldn’t do that. He took the lull in his ‘conversation’ with his sibling to examine the group more closely. He didn’t move from his spot as the male lashed out at Jin, holding back a laugh of amusement. To think the strangely dressed human could even touch the demon slayer. From what Katsu had observed, he would have trouble hitting Jin if he tried. And he was a half-demon. Then again, Katsu was more than capable of ripping through the demon slayer apart if he really wanted to. He was unable to keep back a chortle as Jin put the human in his place, on the ground. One of the human girls seemed to freak out, which caught Katsu off guard. The male on the ground pleaded for space and he gave the lot of them a skeptical look.

Troublesome. How very troublesome they are. What have you done, fox? He thought, frowning as he sighed heavily. He gave Jin a bitter look, but managed to hold his tongue. The monk approaching was a strange development. What is this? A show? How many more humans are going to disturb my lovely day? He tilted his head, remaining silent for the time being. It was becoming less and less amusing, this day. The monk seemed to be more interested in the ladies than the others around, leaving Katsu with a bad taste in his mouth. Not that he cared all too much. He wanted to lie down and go back to his vivid nightmares. They seemed more preferable than the panicked humans that stank of strange smells. He blinked slowly as the monk offered to take the lot of them away from the half-breed and his two ‘companions.’

Tch. They’ve got even less of a reason to trust you than us. Not that I care much. Go with him if you want. Less trouble for me.” He scoffed, turning his attention back to the tree line. “They’re too jumpy anyway. The fox should have left them in the forest where they came from.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Deirdre Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Katsu Character Portrait: Molly McCloud Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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"They’re too jumpy anyway. The fox should have left them in the forest where they came from.”

Jin couldn't of agreed more w/ the first part of the statement. He didn't dislike his own kind like Katsu seemed to half the time, but the erratic behavior of these newcomers was just too strange for his liking.......and besides, their manic-state could bring unwanted attention to the group during outdoor travels......as demons would likely view the foursome as easy targets.

The monks arrival onto the scene just threw another dramatic wrench into everything, as the sun begun to set. It was rather obvious the man had more than just "helping" on his mind, but the girls appeared to be able to handle themselves against the mans advances quite well........which made him smirk.


As the supposed holy-man made his offer and then walked away. Jin softly shook his head from side to side.

"I wouldn't follow him. He may be a monk, but he's a lecherous one." Tahra chimed in with.
"She's right........but then again-" Jin paused for a moment to pick up the medicine bottle from the ground and place it in his pocket. "-you have free will. Leave if you wish.....i just wouldn't waste time thumbing it over for too long if i was you. Once it's dark, as you should know, you'll make easy victims."


Lord Bishamon didn't seem to be making a move, and the weight of his swords on his side was becoming a bit annoying.........but he'd wait for this odd standoff of sorts to come to an end, and the four to make up their mind as to where they'd be going for night, before he'd walk back inside the small hut the group had been staying in for the last few days......anxious to sit by the small fire set in the middle, with his weapons close beside him.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Katsu

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The monk had an odd interest in Katsus sword, and Jin quickly took notice.
Katsu had shared only but so much with him about how he found it. But Jin had heard a story from his father long ago about the powers of a unique demon sword, but over the time they've traveled together the sword hadn't shown itself to be the one from the legends. However Jin knew it could simply be a matter of time, and was always on watch for the power to truly show itself.


A breeze suddenly brushed by the group, and Jin closed his eyes momentarily............but they shot open again at the sound of his name being called out from the crowd.
At first he thought it was just his mind playing tricks on him, but when the soft feminine voice could be heard again calling out his name, he quickly pushed himself off the hut he had been leaning against and stepped a few feet forward......just as a young girl, who appeared no older than twelve or thirteen, stepped out from the crowd.

The moment she locked eyes with Jin her face went from uncertainty, to pure relief. "Jin! It really is you!!" she said before running up and hugging him. "I have been searching all over, trying to find Kirara & you....it's been nearly a week!"
He was completely caught off guard, and didn't have much time to look at the girls face before she buried it into his chest........so since he was unsure of who she was, he didn't return the hug, and instead looked down at her, befuddled.
"I'm sorry, but who are you??" he asked......causing the girl to suddenly jerk herself back a foot or so - a look of great disappointment written all over her face. "It's me Jin.....Megu-" Jin suddenly cut her off and finished her statement, as her face was all of a sudden recognizable. "mi! Kojio's sister, Megumi! Oh my, I um, apologize.....it's just been so long.....i didn't recognize you." Jins voice trailed off as the girl once again perked up, and Kirara jumped up into her arms.



When the village of Demon Slayers was decimated by an unknown demon, and Jins entire family was wiped out in one horrible day, there were only three survivors.........him, his friend Kojio, and Kojio's sister Megumi. Him and Kojio had been in the fields when the village was attacked, and Megumi had successfully made it out of village and to the two boys without being killed.

While the anger inside of him, and the burning need for revenge - his whole reason he has been traveling in the first place - , prevented Jin from staying in his village after the tragedy, Kojio and his sister, who weren't trained in the art of demon slaying, didn't wish to leave. So after months of cleaning up the village and completing the proper burial ceremonies, Jin parted ways with his friends......but would always visit at least once a month.
But as he now stared at the young girl, he realized that it had been nearly two years since he had seen her.......and she had grown quite a bit.



"How could i not.....recognize you?" he whispered to himself, suddenly feeling guilty.
"It's okay Jin, you just-"
"-It's not okay......i should have visited you two, i just.......i guess, i just lost track of time..."

Megumi placed Kirara on her shoulder and took a few steps towards Jin - grabbing his hands in hers. "It's okay. Your journey is an important one, we understand. But...." she'd pause for a second to look at the awkward bunch of people nearby, before turning back towards Jin. "....i'm hoping you can part from your, new friends?, for a few days......because we need you and Kirara back in the village. A demon has taken refuge in the fields......it prevents us from framing for food. And every night it moves closer in towards the village gates. Once there, we won't be able to stop it from fully intruding. We've taken in a few random wanderers over the past couple of years, but they too aren't trained to slay such a fearsome demon. We need you, please. Can you come back with me and-"

[;color=Red]"-of course Megumi, i will do what i can. We should leave now, before it gets darker. Kirara!"[/color]

The small demon cat grew into it's normal large size, and Jin helped the young girl atop it's back..before turning to face Katsu and Tahra.
He wasn't really sure what to say at first........it's not like he HAD to give them any explanation for his leaving.........but in some strange way, the two of them had become his close travel companions over the last several months........so he felt he had to say something.

"My friends......need me back home. I have appreciated your companionship, and occasional help in battle, on my journey........but i must leave now. Good luck with your further travels.........be safe."
Jin wouldn't wait for a response, before jumping atop Kirara's back, with his Hiraikotsu firm in his hand, and his swords at his side. He'd nod at Katsu and then the others.........before taking off into the darkening sky.

He figured it doubtful he'd ever see any of them again.....

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Katsu Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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Kiske’s words stabbed straight through Katsu’s pride. He bit his tongue, holding back what could have been a long string of poorly chosen insults. While he prided himself on his patience, this monk seemed to know exactly where to strike to make it hurt. It was true that he had absolutely no idea how to use the blade and it was his personal mission to wield it for his own means. He hadn’t considered for what end he would use the sword of legend, however. He didn’t much care for helping people out, nor did he wish to ruffle the feathers of powerful demons. However, he held little malice for humans and didn’t see himself bringing it down upon innocent people. He couldn’t even recall why he wanted to find it so badly in the first place. He had spent over a year trying to find the damn blade, and even heard rumors that someone had already robbed the grave and was wielding it to butcher people where they stood. While the crypt had shown signs of previous intrusion, Katsu had assumed that the undead creatures had overwhelmed the last robber and it was returned to its rightful place.

My bare hands could tear you limb from limb if you don’t watch your mouth.” He scowled, visibly upset at the monk’s words. It was bad enough to have his brother think he was worthless and incapable of handling simple tasks, such as wielding a demonic sword, but a mere human monk was just too insulting. He may have only been a half-breed, but he still maintained the pride of a full-blooded youkai. “And I don’t even bother to wield the worthless piece of junk. I know what I’m missing to command the sword. I don’t need any help from you.” He caught himself a moment¸ trying to figure out how to recover from the lie his pride had pushed through his mouth. The name of the sword was scratched out of every version of the legend he could find—though not being able to read made that considerably more difficult to discern—and any assistance he could find regarding the blade’s true nature would have been more helpful than following around a fox and a demon slayer in hopes that they stumble across it in their journeys. He inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, pressing back everything in his body that screamed to punch the monk into the next town.

However…” He began, his face returning to his standard look of mild annoyance. “If you would like to look at it or whatever, be my guest. I doubt you can hurt it any more than I have. Let’s sort these morons out first, though. I’m getting sick of looking at that panicked look on their faces.” He huffed, returning his gaze to the four strange humans. His eyes darted to the treeline and back again. “It appears my dear brother isn’t going to bother with us. He’s not the type to attack us while we’re sleeping either.” He mused, pulling the onyx blade up from the earth and strapping it to his back. He frowned at the cluster of people, and then exhaled another heavy sigh. “I suppose we should feed you or something. The Fox seems hell-bent on keeping you around.” He paused and bristled at the appearance of yet another human. I need to stop hanging around human villages. It’s getting tedious. Do I have to accommodate her as well? He thought bitterly. As the two of them talked, he fidgeted, smelling something strange in the air. He considered going to investigate it when Jin hopped aboard his over-sized cat, the new girl perched atop it as well.

"My friends......need me back home. I have appreciated your companionship, and occasional help in battle, on my journey........but i must leave now. Good luck with your further travels.........be safe."

Katsu blinked as they took off. “H-hey! Don’t just leave me with this mess!” He barked into the night sky. “What am I supposed to do with them?” He was counting on Jin to take care of the excitable humans if they were going to stay. He didn’t particularly trust Tahra to make good decisions on a whole and he wasn’t good at handling human problems that didn’t involve killing something. Did he call me a friend? He was likely just being polite. He turned to the others and heaved a third heavy sigh. “My beautiful day... I knew it would be ruined. Fine, let’s get you lot inside. The local youkai like to eat stray humans after dark.

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Thanks to Kirara, their travel time was brief.
"It's rather quite for a demon to be roaming the fields" Jin said, as the two of them hopped off the demon cat and into the tall grass outside the village gates.
"It's there, trust me...." Megumi whispered, just as the gates pushed open and there stood her brother - Kojio.
"Megu, finally.....you're back! And you found Jin!!" the boy said with a wide smile. "Hurry, come inside and rest....we have rice and warmed herb water inside."


Once inside the villages small shrine, the group made their way to a back room and sat in the middle of the floor
"Did Megu tell you of the demon stalking our fields?" asked Kojio
"Yes she did.....but feel free to tell me your take on the beast, my old friend...."
And that he did.
"It's GIGANTIC!"
"It's eating all our crops!"
"It's eyes, they're so wide and terrifying!"
Were all details Kojio threw out, as the three enjoyed their small small meal and warmed waterf. The conversation then turned into a walk down memory lane.....

"I really do miss grandpa....and well, everyone...." Megumi said solemnly....to which both boys nodded softly in agreement.

"Ah, enough of the sad talk!" Kojio piped up with after a few moments of deafening silence."Let me introduce you to the few stragglers we've let into the village over the past-" Kojio was cut off by the gate slamming shut abruptly.
"LOCK IT UP TIGHT!" one of the men yelled from outside.

Kojio grew tense. "It must be back...." he whispered.

"Well then..." Jin began calmly, as he hopped to his feet and grabbed his Hiraikotsu....which had been placed against the wall behind where he was just sitting. "...it looks as if we'll have to take care of this demon tonight Kirara!"
He'd warn his old friends, and the others, to stay back......before changing into his fighting attire, flying over the tall gates and into the fields, courtesy of an enlarged Kirara.



"There!" he said to Kirara, as the hairy back of a creature nearly 40 feet high, came into view. Jin was alone in this battle, so the size of the beast caused momentary worry...but he quickly pushed that aside as he pulled his Hiraikotsu from his back and held it over his head. "DEMON!!" he yelled out, as Kirara landed several feet behind it. The creature was so wrapped up in whatever it was eating, he appeared to not hear Jin. So the demon slayer spoke up again, but this time in a much more antagonistic manner.."DEMON! Turn and face me......unless you're afraid of a painful death.....from the likes of a lowly human."
A small smirk appeared on Jins face after the the sarcastic comment, as the massive boomerang rested up on his shoulder.

"D-D-death!??" the creature said.......in a surprisingly kind and frightened voice, as he slowly turned to face Jin.
When the Demon fully turned around, the smirk on Jins face turned into a smile for a few brief seconds before he burst out into laughter, and his Hiraikotsu was swiftly hooked onto his back again.
"Meiji? It's you!?......what are you doing in our fields, and wetlands, eating all our bean crops and rice? You've scared my friends up there to death...."
"W-what!?? Oh no, i'm so sorry, I-I....well, I just got tired of the berries and herbs from the trees inside the forest. I wished to try something um, different...i didn't mean any harm, really!!"

Meiji was the resident guardian of the neighboring forest Jin had befriended him in childhood, so he knew that while being immensely large in stature, and intimidating via stare, the furry demonic creature was a gentle giant.......who was often scared of his own shadow. It was rare the guardian traveled out of the forest, but apparently he had taken quite the liking to the beans & rice in the fields

"You know, they thought you were a blood thirsty demon trying to take over our land....."
"WHAT!?"
"Yeah. You should be more careful....your looks are pretty intimidating."

Meiji sighed. His only friends, outside of Jin and a few other humans, were the creatures inside the forest he dwells, and he frequently wishes he could commingle with the rest of the people in the villages around the land more......but deep down he knew that just wasn't meant to be.

"I'm sorry Jin, i'll-"
"It's okay......come, let me introduce you to my friends before you leave."






At first his friends were uneasy to say the least, but after several minutes it became quite obvious that Meiji was far from the menacing demon they had thought he was this whole time.


"Now Meiji has agreed to not eat our crops anymore. But i don't think it would hurt our fields to provide the Forest Guardian with SOME snacks here and there.....as a way to say thanks, for possibly watching over the small group of people here?"

Meiji quickly nodded and agreed to the terms..........so did Kojio and his sister.
The Forest Guardian parted ways with them, and after a few rounds of stories over more warmed herb water, the group fell asleep.





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Jin yawned, as he woke up to Kirara licking his face, like an average house cat.
"Morning already?" he muttered, not wanting to get up. But just as he was about to doze off again Megumi burst through the doors. "Jin, Jin! Wake up!! I'm going to go the market, want to come?"{/color]

In all reality he didn't, he could of slept for hours longer. But being one who rarely says no to a kind request, he smiled and said "Sure" instead.



By an hour later Jin was fully dressed in his normal clothing, and him & Megumi were at the market miles away. However, instead of buying anything, they instead went fishing in a near-by lake.


A few hours later they were almost home, walking w/ both their arms where lined with freshly caught fish.
[color=DarkRed]"You didn't have to carry much, really, we could always go back tomorrow!"
Megumi said, as the village gates came into view. "I'm really glad you're back home! We've missed you." Their was a wide smile on her face........but it quickly vanished as she studied Jins facial response. "You're leaving again..........aren't you?" she said softly. Jins face was kind, but serious, when he looked down at her to respond. "I'm sorry Megu......i can't just let it go. That demon killed our entire clan......our family. I won't rest and settle down until i find, and destroy it. I just can't...".





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After a nice lunch in the shrine, Jin parted from his old village and friends once again,, and began to walk aimlessly through the rice fields and towards the forest.

He wondered about Tahra and Katsu...........where they were, if they were okay..........and if they ever figured out exactly why the bizarre strangers arrived at the village.
"Perhaps i should track them down....." he whispered to himself, just as he entered the dense foliage.

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"Jin!" Tahra turned, wide-eyed, and jumped up onto Kirara's back to hug the Demon Slayer. "You're back!"
She was grinning, as usual, "Well, I figured that there wasn't really anyone here that was going to go get all of us food, so I went hunting!" her smile displayed her slightly elongated canine teeth. "And as it turns out I'm not really good at fishing, but I've certainly got fluffier ears that any of the animals out there!" her tone was proud as she boasted a bit about her ears.
"But anyway, where have you been? You weren't gone that long. Was it just a weak little demon? You could've sent me to kick their butt!" Tahra tried her best to look fearsome, but she really only succeeded in making herself look like a dorky little kid.
She shifted from foot to foot, obviously in an especially impatient mood. "Oh! We should go start cooking the food before anything starts following the smell of blood or anything." without a pause, she jumped down from the roof and ran inside the shack once more.

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Kiske climbed out of the river in nothing but his undergarments and laid down on the bank next to his pile of clothes, letting the newly risen sun begin to dry him off. With a sigh he sat up and looked around the clearing he was in, enjoying the last few minutes of relaxation before he put his clothes back on and stretched himself before heading back towards the shack.

As he arrived he noticed the fox demon jumping around on the roof, climbing up a human figure. With a questioning look on his face Kiske approached the pair until he recognized the human as the demon slayer that had disappeared some time ago. As the fox demon returned inside Kiske grinned and sent Jin a wave, "Well hello there my good slayer. Where have you been all this time?"

The setting changes from the-universe to The village

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Molly McCloud

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Keisuke just shook his head knowing what his friend was talking about as he held the door open for her then following her inside and retaking his seat in the corner to set himself into a light doze.

Hours later he was startled awake when he heard movement and when he opened his eyes he saw that it was just the fox girl leaving the hut. Instead of going back to sleep he stretched his tired body, looseneing up his tired muscles and waited for his friends to wake up, but before they could the fox girl returned with her spoils of hunting and srted shouting for everyone to wake up. Before he could protest her loudness she had already dropped her prizes and left once more and instead sighed when he saw that Molly-chan had been woken up. Seeing no use in complaining he simply looked around the hut until he found a knife and started cleaning and skinning the fresh kill before placing them in a pot so that they would stay clean until he figured out what to do with them.

He hated any blade with a passion, even if it was being used by himself, but he knew that that hate was just a cover-up for his fear of them, a fear that he knew that he may never get over. However he also knew that he couldn't avoid them forever, so he'd trained himself to be able to suppress that fear whenever he had to hold one, but he still had to just stop and drop it every ten minutes or so that he could relax his nerves again. That wasn't a problem this time though because he hadn't needed to pause once before he deemed that he'd readied enough of the kill and looked at the pot wondering how he should cook it.

That was when he heard it, the fox girl had shouted from outside that someone was back and he knew that it couldn't have been the monk because the names didn't match. Instantly the image of the guy who'd taken him down so easily came to mind, the guy with all the blades and suddenly he felt trapped in the small hut rooted in his place. He looked up to see the fox girl re-enter and he gave her a small smile that seemed genuine, wiping all traces of his anxiousness and fear from his face and body language.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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Jin smiled when Tahra jumped up on him. If anyone else would of done such a thing, he probably would of recoiled from them.....but since it was the ever friendly Tahra who did, so he didn't move a muscle.

"Oh! We should go start cooking the food before anything starts following the smell of blood or anything!" said the fox demon, before hopping off of the roof and making her way back into the hut.
"Well off we go Kirara...." Jin said to his companion, before grabbing the sack of food from Kiraras back and jumping down to the ground below......something the demon cat would do as well.

In mid jump, Jin noticed the monk from before. "The monk, is still here??" he wondered, milliseconds before his feet touched the ground.

Kirara would shrink down to her smaller size, walk inside the shack, and then sniff the small game that Keisuke had just skinned, before grabbing it in her mouth and pouncing over towards the fire pit & Tahra.
Jin however, would stay outside to respond to the Monk.....who had greeted him with; "Well hello there my good slayer. Where have you been all this time?"

"Hello...Kiske, is it?" Jin Responded. "Like i mentioned before, i had to leave to attend to something in my village.........turned out to be an innocent misunderstanding. I must say though, i'm a little surprised to see you here still."
Jin would then walk into the shack, but stop to hold the cloth at the door for Kiske. "The name is Jin by the way...." he'd say, with a hesitant smile.

Once the monk decided to either enter, or stay outside, Jin would walk inside the shack, place his Hiraikotsu in the corner, and then take a seat against the wall near Tahra and Kirara - placing the foot beside him on the ground.
"So where is Katsu? Did something happen with Bishamon??" he'd ask the fox demon, with a slight trace of concern in his voice.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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Kiske rubbed the back of his head with his gauntleted hand and grinned sheepishly at the slayer. "Yeah well these people are interesting, what can I say. My curiosity was piqued and thus I decided to hang around for a bit. And besides, not like I have anything better to do at this current moment." he said with a chuckle as he followed Jin inside, grabbing a seat a few feet away from the slayer. "Last I knew Katsu was on the roof talking with one of the new arrivals. Maybe he ran off during the night? He did seem rather impulsive after all..."

Kiske ponders where the demon could have run off too. The assumption that something happened with Bishamon was immediately discarded since a confrontation of that magnitude would have woken half the country. The more likely explanation was that something to do with that sword had appeared considering just how obsessed the creature seemed to be with that lump of rock. "I would assume it had something to do with that sword of his though. When we talked last night it seemed to be the only thing that really held his interest for more than a few moments and its one of the few things I think that could drag him away without a word at the very least."

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Character Portrait: Saeko Matsushita Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Deirdre Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Molly McCloud Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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Immediatly he looked away as soon as his suspicions were confirmed, forcing himself to relax as he once more picked up the knife and began to cut the meat into sizeable chunks removing bone at the same time. Even tough he didn't look up at the now identified Jin or acknowledge either of the men's entrence he was aware of every move they made but for different reasons for each of them. He kept tabs on Kiske to make sure that he didn't get too close to his friends and he was tracking Jin, so that he wouldn't be caught off guard, in case he did anything, though he admitted that he himself was more likely to do something. Keisuke just moved from the meat to cutting up some veggetables for the stew he was prepareing, his hand shaking only the slightest amount. When he was done with that he put the knife down as fast as he could without attracting attention to himself then added in most of what was left of the drinking water and put in some hebs before lifting it and settleing it on the the hanging hook to boil above the fire. He shook Saeko awake so that she could watch over things for him while he was gone then grabbed the bucket and left for the river to refill it, nodding to Deirdre as he passed her.

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Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Deirdre Character Portrait: Tahra

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Jin listened to the monks point of view, before speaking up again. "I wasn't suggesting the two began a fight.....i merely meant Katsu might of left on his own to follow his brother, if the circumstances were right. You have yet to experience the rivalry between the two of them.....at least, the rivalry in Katsus mind. But it doesn't matter, whether he left because of the sword, or his eldest brother, i'm sure he's fine. If he wasn't, despite his pride, i beleive he'd find us and ask for help. Now," Jin would put the left over rice and semi-cooked fish he brought with him from his village, beside Tahra and the firepit. "It's not much, but i brought this from my village. We have rice fields there, and managed to catch a few fish before i left.."

He suddenly noticed Deirdre come into the hut rubbing the back of head, and couldn't resist the urge to ask what was wrong.
"Are you hurt!??" he asked, before standing up and walking behind her to see if there was any blood. Jin went to grab her hand to see if there was a knot underneath it, but then remembered how abnormally jumpy these three seemed to be, and decided against it. "I guess it's not that bad" he'd say softly, before walking back over towards the firepit and sitting beside it. "This fish could stand to be cooked a bit longer...." he said to no one in particular, as he untied the fabric around the bundle of food.

His eyes then glanced at the strangers clothing again, and he had to ask."Perhaps you went over this in my absence, but i'm curious....where exactly are you all from? I've traveled to many places, and have never seen clothing as such."

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Tahra turned to look at Molly as she heard the patronizing voice. "My name's Tahra. And why are you acting like you're talking to a child? I'm thirteen!" turning to look at Keisuke, she returned his smile with a bright one of her own.
When Jin asked her where Katsu had gone, she was just about to answer when Kiske did for her. Watching Keisuke leave the shack with a bucket shortly after Deirdre finally same in, Tahra got up from the spot on the floor she had sprawled across. When Jin went to go make sure that Deirdre was alright, the little fox demon had to find out for herself as well and climbed up on Jin's back so that she could peer over his shoulder. She was disappointed when the demon hunter backed off and went to sit by the fire. Jumping off her friend's shoulder she sat by the fire and stared at the flames, the flickering light occupying her attention for no more than ten seconds before she was on her feet again. Scrambling back up onto Jin's shoulder as he asked where the humans were from, she watched the humans with great interest as they waited for an answer.

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Character Portrait: Saeko Matsushita Character Portrait: Jin Character Portrait: Deirdre Character Portrait: Keisuke Fukuyama Character Portrait: Tahra Character Portrait: Molly McCloud Character Portrait: Kiske Harin

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Keisuke was relieved as he was able to make his way out of the hut and to the river. As he was there he quickly refilled the bucket and set it to the side. He ran a hand through his hair and took deep breaths to steel himself for going back. The only reason that he'd been able to leave his friends there with that guy with the swords was because Saeko was now awake and no one seemed to mind him. Shaking his head to clear his mind of his thoughts he stood up and went back with the now filled bucket. When he reentered the hut, he seemed to be calm, even to the most trained eye, he was only able to hide his nervousness thanks to years of practice. Keisuke set the back to where it was before, then stirred the soup so that it wouldn't burn or that it wouldn't cook unevenly, it would be done soon, it didn't take that long for soup to cook. "Tokyo," he answered Jin's question haveing caught it just before entering the hut. "We were just taking a walk through the woods and we'd stopped to rest next to the well as usual. Next thing I know we were at the bottom of the well and when we climbed out we were here," he elaborted on their situation, keeping his eyes on the pot but his main focus was on Jin and Kiske.