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    The Apprentice Job One Shot.

    Jiyu Kazehime
    Jiyu Kazehime

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    Post by Jiyu Kazehime on 12th August 2016, 11:49 pm

    It was a boisterous evening for sure, everyone had something to do and someone to be seeing. Jiyu however? Really had nothing to do, except work behind the Silver Moon’s Bar, she could take a job, but this late at night, honestly it would not be worth anything. The night dragged on slowly, and every single loud, obnoxious noise in the bar was exactly akin to stabbing a knife into her sensitive ears, all the numerous scents that filled the air within the building becoming overwhelming after stewing in them for so long. Each second she served people? Jiyu grew to long for her bed more and more, each passing breath bringing her closer to the end of a shift, one that she always signed up for, despite knowing at the end she’d basically want to mutilate anyone who came too close to her, dropped pins or was wearing perfume. However the young wind mage also knew it was one of the best shifts for hearing what was going on all over the world, since it was when people shared stories the most, all the stimulation to her sensitive ears, every single ounce of pain she would be in until she could escape to her room to wind down from all this, it was all worth it for one juicy tidbit of information. Any half decent information? Could take her on some mission, an unassigned job that would take her well above the ranks of a Rising Star, something she had started to dream of, and assign as the task she needed to complete before opening the final letter her mother had left to her. However tonight was a very slow night in terms of any rumors passing through, and it kind of irked Jiyu that she was subjecting her fragile senses to this torture once more, only to be seemingly getting nothing whatsoever out of it! Why did she keep doing things like this? She had a good life in Black Rose and she had someone she thought she may love, yet she drove forward for things she did not need, every single chance she got! Honestly the wind mage did not know how anyone put up with her, she was reckless, out of control and worst of all she could never be honest with them, nor let them into her world, no matter how small her world happened to be. Jiyu was honestly surprised no one had given up on her yet, just thrown in whatever towel they had and come to realize she was never going to give them the things they gave to her, never love them in that way! However sometimes she almost fooled herself into thinking she could stop progressing her magic long enough to allow the world around her to catch up, feelings to settle in and bud their way into large emotional roses that would consume her very being, become who she was. In the end thought, Jiyu always remembered those flames, the time cut too short, why she had started practicing magic in the first place, the task she had originally set to be the one that would allow her to open that letter. In the beginning? It had been to kill her mother’s murderer, but oh how time had changed that, sometimes she even found herself doubting that her mother had been murdered, maybe she’d simply passed out from a heart attack or something, and died in the fire that way. Each time she found herself about to give up the ideal thought? Jiyu would remember how it felt to be standing there, the look in that man's eyes before mother had sent her away, flashing before her own when she saw their cottage in ashes. Whenever the wind sorceress saw that, she couldn’t help but return to the initial ideal that she had on that day, her mother was murdered by the stranger who visited right before the house went up in flames, and once that thought came into her head again, she began to desire revenge once more, lust for it so badly she thought it might consume her, if it had not already. Even if no one else alive knew about her quest for revenge? She was still very much going out on it, and working the bar was another way to do that, she might find that bastard doing this sort of thing. Kazehime’s ear’s flinched again

    “Did you hear about-” Those were magical words that drew over the waitress/bartender to the table where they spoken, tray held in the crook of her arm, held across her chest, pale pink lips pressed in as welcoming of a smile as she could manage. So far in her work, she’d managed to hide the fact she payed a bit more attention to people who seemed to be gossiping about the world, when compared to how she payed attention to normal customers. However if someone had noticed, they had not confronted the fairly biased wind user on it yet, and thus she was free to unsuspiciously and openly wait on tables that gossiped, collect the information she wanted. “Welcome to the Silver Moon, I’ll be your server, Jiyu Kazehime, do you know your drinks yet.” at a busy hour like this one? Formality was a partly big deal, it lead to better tips the female typically found, and while it all went into the Black Rose account anyway, she liked doing a good job on anything. Plus? With so many tables and people to deal with, she managed to ignore any glances at her bruised and marked up body, so it was a double benefit to her; Working without snapping at anyone over staring at her body for too long, and gathering intel that would eventually aid her in doing lovely things. “Just whatever you recommend~” oh ew, the boy sitting at the table was flirting with her, his far too round and sheep like eyes staring straight at her cleavage, which was actually fairly covered in her work uniform. In her normal attire? She could understand people staring at her chest, but in this uniform, sleek black and maid like, all she could think of anyone that stared, was the fact they must be a creep! Jiyu glanced over a specific booth in the corner of the store, and found it to be desolate once more, honestly what job was that man on, she wanted to see him in here tonight, it was a comfort to see her savior when she was being ogled by the customers. However? It looked like Jiyu was on her own tonight, and well she was alright with that! When had she ever needed anyone anyway’s? Well except for when he had lifted her from the ground in her shackles, into his safe arms and brought her home like a knight in shining armor, and then decided to plague her thoughts daily. Honestly she did not actually want to see him sitting in that booth, it was just a force of habit since mister drunk off his ass was always sitting there anyways, that was all it happened to be! At least that was what the dishonest wind witch kept telling herself, however some part of her already had come to know and accept that she had developed a crush of sorts on the man who saved her life. Shaking off all thoughts of the alcohol mage? Jiyu walked away from her costumer’s, into the bar and picked up two very potent but sweet tasting whiskey’s, swirling the bottle once before pouring three cup, one for each person at the table she was serving. Hopefully? The liquor would help them to talk rumors and nonsense more, if she was lucky this would give her the time and means to collect every scrap of information they had to give up on whatever topic they would be discussing. The funny thing was? For all Kazehime knew they could be talking about their latest sexual conquest, or something, she didn’t know if the info was useful, but she was already working this angle; Of course, that was just something Jiyu did. “Here you darlings go, you look sooo thirsty~” she let a flirty tone sneak in, bending over a little more than needed when she placed the plates down. Even if this made her feel disgusting? The more they liked her, the greater chance she would not look suspicious eavesdropping on them, so she’d work their puppy love crush, for later she could cultivate her own puppy love, not that she loved him, but she sure thought he was hotter than these suckers. Realizing what she had thought about him, the tsundere little female blushed brightly, which the other men thought was at some comment they’d made towards her. Finally, she worked to chase every last single thought of Marschal Leigh from her delicate little brain, praying she could get back on track tonight, despite missing him and feeling a longing she was not adjusted to feeling anymore. The last time she had felt this longing? Was the time playing with other children before her mother died, she longed for her parents like this, only than it didn’t make her face hot.

    “So what is this rumor you were going to tell us before you got distracted by the hot waitress?” oh yeah that was absolutely charming! Jiyu reminded herself that this was why she was not really overly fond of most people, they objectified everything, of course she was human herself and did the same things. However it was human nature to judge others without addressing that same fault in yourself, because than you did not need to face that fault within your own being. Jiyu was often guilty of this action, but just like she would not fess up to many other things, neither would she admit to this! So the female just listened in, collecting their first round, and heading to the counter to refill it, bare footed steps being swift and fleeting, for she wanted to get back to eavesdropping sooner. “Round two, and thanks for the compliment.” she brushed hair behind her ear, smiling in this playful manner, swaying her hips to one side, however since they actually looked at her, they seemed put off by her purple bruises and scraped up face. Still? These were horny young men, and when she reached across the table to slide a class, they shattered beneath her. “Would you like to sit with us lovely, I’m sure your boss wouldn’t mind for ten minutes, while our food cooks.” actually she was pretty sure that Iza would ring her neck if she caught her, but the female sat down beside one of the men anyway’s, smoothing down the white apron tied around her waist, putting on a dazzling and mischief filled grin. “So what were you three boys talking about?” she purred the words out, snuggling up to one of them and felt her stomach do several summer salts, threatening to push up her lunch from that afternoon back up and out, especially when he took it as an invite to wrap his arm around her shoulders and nearly touch one of her full breasts, she luckily pried his fingers off before he could grope or such. “Now, now this is not that kind of establishment, back to the chatter dears.” she chided with a adorable little laugh she had learned turned to make people flush towards her, and it worked, a small blush covering their faces as they focused in on her and the desires she possessed, making the wind sorceress rather pleased. As they turned their heads back towards each other and chuckled embarrassed she batted her doe eyes, playing with her hair, heck no one besides Leila had seen this behavior, but she wanted this information and she’d give up a little to obtain it, getting her hands on it could only boost her ego if anything! So Kazehime was willing to give up a little to obtain a lot, she’d get her invest back a few times over hopefully. Second’s later lowering herself to their level started paying off.

    “So you guys know peace village right?” why were they mentioning her home town? Painful images flashed behind Jiyu’s odd optics and she struggled to remain happy for them, so that they would keep chattering and reveal the things she wanted to know, one of her arms wrapped around the boy she was sitting besides. Soon enough? A hilarious nod done in sync by those listening to him was given and this seemed to egg the young man on considerably, with more courage in his arsenal the stupid male spoke up once more, sipping comfortingly on his beer. “Well there’s this place to the north of it, I guess it’s be south of here, it’s called Sky Tower.” she had heard rumors about that place when she was a child, but she’d never bothered listening to the stories, because after-all she was just some helpless child who did not care for magic until her eighth year of life. In the beginning? She’d only been a very cute little girl in the most peaceful village that anyone could ever hope to find, running around and growing up perfectly, enjoying every day offered and provided to her. Every single day? It had been so fun to see people pass through for the rest and relaxation such a rustic and charming little town could offer, and with the river running alongside it, well the landscape in the distant southern grasslands where she grew up, was nothing less than serene! However when their house had burned down with her mother still inside, when her life had been taken, Jiyu’s life had taken another turn forever. From that day forward? It had been promised she would not be a simple village girl and grow up to marry some merchant, fisherman or such, not be some average citizen. Instead the event’s of that day lead to the utterly sacred oath that she’d become the best mage she could, her guide to magic being the only thing her mother had left behind, a book with every single training method, every single spell, all locked within it. Even if her mother had not lived to teach her? She was still very much Jiyu’s mentor, just as much as she was her beloved, yet deceased parent. Kazehime recalled once more, very fondly the feeling of reconnection to her mother she’d endured once she finally cast her first wind spell.

    It was a foggy day in Peace Village and the mostly evaporated, heavy hanging rain, had reduced visibility to nothing. For some time now? The young eight year old girl had been waiting for a day like this, holding a small candle lantern in one hand and using the other arm to clutch her mother’s book tightly to her chest; If Jiyu’s father found out that she was out in the field’s east of their home, beside the river today, he would likely throttle his adorable little daughter! However the soon to be mage knew that she had to take that risk, the first rule her mother wrote in the book was to practice utterly alone, due to how destructive wind magic could become, especially in the early, rather uncontrolled stages. Apart from its express instructions to avoid any nearby people to potentially harm on accident? Her mother had written that she should start training on a day like this, at a time where if she blew out the candle, the wind and elements surrounding her, could be her only guide. So when this fog had rolled in the night before? She prayed it would hold until she could sneak out while her father was at his shop during the day, or passed out drunk in bed! Luckily for the aspiring little magician it had held and now her eyes skimmed the first wind spell in the book once more, closing the book and setting it down on the soft dewy ground. “I’m ready” the wind seemed to come alive as she spoke, and she relished the feeling, bringing her lantern's flame up to her pale pink mouth, tongue curling outwards slightly as she blew softly towards the flame, watching it dance and die under her breath, Controlling flames like that? It was intoxicating as a form of power, especially after what they had done to her mother, and this time extinguishing the fire was giving her something else, her first chance ever to practice wind magic! “See the wind moving the fog.” the female looked down at her own hands, watching as she slowly managed to manipulate the fog around them and slowly began to see something else besides the white transparent texture of the fog. What she began to see around her fragile clawed hands? Was light grey in color, so fluid and composed in it’s movement, almost as if it was dancing, but it was also powerful, she could feel the wind lifting up her hair, revealing her blue eye as she gasped. However this was a mistake “OW” the female lost her focus and the wind exploded around her hand’s, blood dripping down into the white sea surrounding her, tears pricking in the child’s eyes as she sank to her knees, done and defeated for that day. How was she going to explain her cut up hands to her father without mentioning magic?! Jiyu sniffled as she gazed upon her damaged appendages, kneeling there, before she felt the wind wrap in an embrace around her shoulders, pulling a gasp from her mouth. Kazehime had read in the book that she would and should, had to, form a connection or bond of some kind with the wind. However? The young child had not expected it was a literal sense, that the wind would come to know her enough from just one spell, to feel her tears and try to brush them from her cheek’s! With closed eyes, she leaned more into the winds shockingly solid touch, sighing out “I can do this” and letting her body lay down, thinking of an excuse and trying to find sight of her lantern and it’s spare match, so she could find her way home. Little did Jiyu know she’d not really need that sort of light again now that her magic and thus her abilities were active.

    Growing up before her mother’s death and her first magic spell? She’d always had better senses than her peers, and been hard working, a ruff and tumble sort of child. However after that day, everything seemed to grow exponentially until it blossomed into it’s current level. “What about the sky tower?” she was broken out of her reflection by one of the other boys prompting the one trying to cuddle with her, to simply continue his story, and she was grateful for that, with her current reminsistic state the wind mage was not entirely sure she had the physical strength to push the young man away from her, only the ability to sit there and listen to them, as her mind played games with her and danced about her heart. As one of the other non-mage waitress brought the food over, Kazehime figured her time was running short, but damn she could be off shift for all she knew, how could she even tell how long she’d been sitting with them. Calming her breathing slowly she listened to them dutifully “Well at the very top of it-” he was using suspense and it was ticking the mage off, her body leaning forward as he desired, as if she didn’t want to miss what he was saying and that might be the only truthful thing about her interaction with them this evening! “I’ve been hearing these rumors-” could this prick just spit out the information she’d been working him for most of the night?! Jiyu’s ears and the rest of her senses had about expired in their ability to even function, every single sensory organ on her body throbbing painfully and weeping softly at it’s owner. A few more seconds? Right after he gave up what he was holding out on her? Than she could go relax, ease her distressed body. “Well the tale these days is that a Gem sits at the top of the tower.” oh great it was just some uber pretty gem. While Jiyu did have a nice appreciation for shiny objects? This was not nearly shiny enough to chase away the utter dread that settled in over the fact this effort put in tonight, had been worth almost nothing in the end, only serving to put her into a state where once able, she’d collapse and fall asleep right away. “It’s held between two griffons and it’s called the gem of time.” wait it had a name and lure to it? When he kept speaking the wind mage seemed to perk up, eyes begging and willing him to say anything more as she leaned in again, hopeful once more. Most times? People did not make statues, especially griffon ones, for something not uber important; Someone might try to steal it and she could stop them, that would be worth something! If she could put up the time to keep an eye on the glittering shiny object at the top of a tower! “I’ve saved the most interesting for last thought!” he exclaimed it shooting up with his drink, taking a hero’s pose with his beverage, in drunken stupor. Even though he was moving along the explaination? Jiyu only wished he’d get along with it twice as fast as he currently was, right now he was still wasting her time! Crossing her legs she struggled to remain passive and lady like. “This thing sits atop a sky mosaic carved into the tower floor, and it’s said to have only one ability!” he was waiting for the astounded gasps and she managed one somehow, despite not being impressed just yet, pushing herself up. Honestly? No matter how bad she wanted this, her ears had begun to commit murder on her body some time ago, and she just couldn’t stay any longer, really. Already? She had a blush across her face like a fever, but it was due to sensory overload, watching their concerned looks as she panted. “Sorry I’m not feeling well.” suddenly the boy who had been flirting with her all night seemed to change, and it confused her, he put his hands on her shoulders, sliding one to between them, to help hold her nearly fainted form up. “You live here right, one of Black Rose’s mage’s? I can help you to your room.” and marschal wasn’t allowed to stop this man from doing just that, the wind mage looked around for the boy, but the drunk was nowhere in sight, only the sheep eyed boy. However the trip back to her room was nothing like she expected! Instead of trying to touch her intimately and get into her bedroom tonight? This boy suddenly became a gentleman of sort’s, pushing her along by the middle of her back and supporting her with his arms, not hands, it made her flush and think of Marschal…. Poor none cat eared boy, he was being so sweet to her and all she could think of was the man she was always yelling at anyways. However one last thought entered her head as he opened her door for her, offering to close it for her as well. “What is the gem suppose to-” she sighed and leaned against her dresser, looking over, and he stopped cutting around everything, as if he had needed her alone to tell her this, come to tell it to her. “It lets one learn with one's master once more” he closed her door for her and she sunk weakly to the floor, digging her barely regrown claws into the wood and leaving visible scratches in it.

    Learning from one’s master once more? Jiyu thought about the wording of that as she leaned against her dress, head pressed again it’s wooden side panel, slowly pushing her trembling body up. Even now that she was away from the over stimulation? Kazehime was in agony, her ears and nose threatening to commit some sort of rebellion and murder her, steps so ungraceful you’d believe the wind user had just been born as she slouched and stumbled. Even though her bed was only five feet away from the door at most? The young woman felt as if she had walked for years or even centuries, by the time her jaded body was allowed to flop down on the super soft wooly blanket stretched over her single twin mattress, of course it’s twin was elsewhere in the building, but that didn’t change the fact it was only built for one person, and that singular entity was the wind mage and only her. Honestly? She missed the day she’d woken up in Marschal’s bed, curled within his blanket, wrapped up comfortingly in his thick and potent scent. Laying there with the scent of his drinking, the ash from fire she guessed was from the restaurant or some spell she hadn’t seen yet, potent and tangy cleaner’s he used due to being such a germaphobe, and lastly the basic feline like scent he carried atop the scents like rose garden that just happened to cling to him? Jiyu didn’t think there was anything better than that, and she so desperately wished as she laid down in her own bed, sprawled out on it, that she could be doing this in his. Even when he was out on mission’s? It would be a blessing to her, the room would always carry his scent and she wouldn’t have to miss him like this. Sometimes missing him irked her more than anything he ever actually did, Jiyu didn’t understand why she longed for him so much once he was out of her sight and scent range, once she could no longer feel his magnetic signature or hear his heartbeat! However none of her own displeasured changed the fact she felt this way, slender hand reaching for one pillow and pulling it to cover her stomach, feeling the fabric of her dress itching at it. After having traveled around in a bikini top and jeans at best for so long, plus those two captive years, any fabric touching those parts of her was itchy, but she honestly didn’t have the care to change right now. As she rolled over? Jiyu brought the pillow up to her chest to hug, ebony locked head laying on her second pillow, a sigh escaping from her body, as she put out the effort to slip under the covers. When she woke up, Kazehime knew she’d likely be out of the dress, and on the floor, her bodies punishment for not taking off the itchy garment before falling into slumber. However? Tonight the female could care less where she woke up the next morning, inhaling the deep and earthy scent of her blanket. Sighing out the female balled one hand into her blanket, curling her body into an almost fetal position, one foot already sticking off the bed. Sleep thought, it didn’t come easy tonight, even exhausted as her brain was, it could not stop thinking about what she had learned tonight. To the south of Rose Garden and the north of her old home in peace village? There was a tower that reached into the sky, and atop it existed a gem held by two griffons, and this gem was called the gem of time. Jiyu could care less about the jewel itself, but something like that, oh heavens, something that let someone learn from their mentor again! Kazehime wondered desperately if it would mean the mentor one actually learned from physically, which in her case was nothing more or less than a simple leather bound book that now always rested on her night stand (It had been such a hassle to locate and get it back after her two year captivity, but it was precious), or if the gem would actually take what someone considered their mentor, quite literally. Even though she’d learned from reading a book? Jiyu had always considered only one woman her mentor, she never felt like she was learning from reading a book, whenever she was learning magic it was like her long haired border collie looking yet gorgeous mother was really there, teaching her, not six feet under ground as a corpse burnt beyond recognition! It had been part of the reason she fought so hard to keep practicing magic, even against her father’s wishes, Wind Magic, it was the only thing besides the book her odd eyes now stared at, it was the only thing left of her mother in this world, besides herself! For Jiyu the only way to keep the older woman alive was to practice the magic she’d left behind. In the past slightly over ten years since she’d come into possession of the book? The young mage had never considered finding some way to see her deceased mother again, after-all the dead did not rise and even when they did, nothing about them was the same! However this gem was different, it sounded strange, but she wondered if maybe, just possibly, somehow there was the slightest chance, that it would let her see the woman who had given her magic. Laying there, she could not find herself anyway to fall into sleep, the only thing that Jiyu could think of was if the Gem Of Time would allow her to legitimately train with her mother for once in her life. Mostly? It seemed too good to ever be any bit truthful, however she had some trace of hope as well, the ideal turning over and over again in her head as her breathing hitched and her eyes misted over. Tomorrow? She’d have to set out to try that, and with the decision made she fell into dark slumber once more.

    Tortuously bright rays of dancing, playful sun beams poured into the room once more and she could feel them trying to burn holes through her face. Normally? She relished in when the light returned to an active state in the world, considering she’d become paralyzed by the darkness after being forced to spend two years in it. However this morning was just one of those where she wished that she could be capable of staying in dark unknowing sleep for just a few hours longer than she had been contained within it! Jiyu could feel every single muscle in her body screeching at her, urging her to just roll over and find some way to go back to sleep, even though it was dawn already, her ears and nose feeling mostly numb as she sat up slowly, pushing against the bed. Even if her body did not want to agree with anything she desired for this currently new day? The wind mage had her own plans, apart from being utterly shocked she had woken up on her bed instead of the floor, this morning. However the dress she had fallen asleep in, was thrown straight across the room, hanging against a picture in the corner of the room, she’d certainly expected that thought, it was itchy and she only wore it because somehow it was a uniform of sorts. Quickly Jiyu decided that before acting out any plans she had for that day she had to get herself dressed, as she could not go around town naked, that would get her in trouble. Plus? Having some sort of clothing on, even if it was her normal ‘stripper’ like attire, was some comfort when compared to the bruises and marks on her fragile body! So the wind mage went right for her normal clothing in terms of items, picking out a bikini top, today’s being a light baby blue color, and sliding on jean shorts that were dark blue in color.  Once she was dressed, the female went over to her dresser once more and picked up her hair brush, even if Marschal was not here right now, she still maintained her unruly locks, simply because he had mentioned how much he disliked the way she once it go, when they first met, Shockingly? Maintaining it for someone other than herself, no longer irked the female, at first it had enraged her and she had sometimes taken it out on him, but well Jiyu these days adored having her hair brushed, especially since it was just a bit shorter than her mother’s. However, it was sad that the years of not maintaining it properly had left their mark, and now it was almost impossible to keep the locks straight, they were curly and unruly, nothing could be done about them, unless she was going to spend over three hours working on her hair alone! Jiyu was not able to focus on her soft locks for that long, it just was not happening. Before long the magus was aiming to pick up her bow from beside her dresser, clipping it secured to her short’s. Once more? She proved that she had not given Marschal back his jacket yet, because she picked it up off her dresser, one of the few neat things in the room unfolding it and sniffing it before she slipped it onto her arms and smiled happily. After she did this whole pseudo mission thing? She’d give it back to him so that it could soak in his scent once more, but for now she guessed the item had enough scent left on it, at least for a simple trip to this sky tower, gem of time, place. One more thing was needed before she could leave though, and that was some more arrows encase things got dangerous. Walking to the other corner of her room, Jiyu began to count her arrows, reaching up to the full twenty four projectiles. With everything she needed within her grasps, the wind mage slung her quiver over her back, feeling the strap cut between her breasts, her hand finally tucking her knife into her sleeve. “I suppose I should get going, I want to make it there without having to stop the night.” she might end up tempted to make a visit to peace village or something, being that close to it, however Jiyu did not want to ever go back there! Thus she walked forward and closed her door behind her, walking carefully so that she would not wake up anyone else in the guild, especially because she did not want company for this mission. Jiyu wandered further until she got into the kitchen, a small backpack in her arms, opened and ready to receive items, eat them so to speak. Considering she wanted to wake no one? She also would not be eating breakfast here, she could do that on the road or in some shop on the way. Thus the wind mage only bothered grabbing a few fruits that would keep for long enough to do this mission, brushing her hand across an apple before watching it vanish into the bag. Briefly? She wondered if she should go buy smoke balls or something, but decided against it, picking up a juice box from the fridge, finally venturing forward and out the door. As she glanced back at the guild? She wondered if she should leave word with someone for Marschal so he would not think she’d been kidnapped again, but she quickly decided she’d not be gone long enough for that. So now she was heading off, on a wild goose chase, for a whimsical ideal she had not even had as a child, she hadn’t even thought these things right after her mother died, but now, she couldn’t get the idea to go away.

    The trek was longer than she would have ever liked it to be, in fact the wind sorceress was rather ticked with the length of the walk she’d have to conduct, just to get to this godforsaken tower! Currently? She couldn’t even see the tower, her feet touching against hard sidewalk's, heading out of rose garden and any fairly advanced towns surrounding it. Most of the time? Jiyu was ready and happy to give up what many civilized comforts to go on jobs and enter into less developed but much more peaceful and less bustling area’s. However this time the only thing filling her heart was apprehension, varying forms of dread. Kazehime could not even believe she was embarking on some quest like this one, it was all on rumors and it was for the pursuit of something she’d known to be impossible since she was merely a young child who lost her mother to a flaming murderer! Why was it only now that she was beginning to believe in things so whimsical these days? Jiyu was so much happier when she was more practical and the female kept telling herself that she really had been happy on her own, with an unreliable father and then on her own truly before she joined Black Rose. However she internally knew the truth was very different from that, she was so much more delighted now that she had people to share her days with. Even if she yelled at him so often? She adored the feeling she got when Marschal held her close, and when Leila held her hand on jobs she felt as if she could do anything. For so long after losing her Mother the young human had forgotten about how much other people could make you feel, and how amazing it could be to give into those sensations. However as each and every day passed by, the female grew more back into those feelings, ones that if she had never lost, never needed to hunt for again, without knowing what she was chasing, she would have never found anything outside Peace Village. So in a way? Even if her mother’s death had taken a good deal away from her, the event had also given her some things in return. Those thoughts faded from her frail little head as she padded forward, finally passing out of the towns that happened to be large and bustling, into smaller settlements that everyone knew each other in. At the moment? She was not even done her juice box, mostly stuck inside her own head as she considered the things that had driven her to take such a rash and idiotic action as seeking out the Gem Of Time to train with her dead mother. Once upon a time she had not cared about anything besides for pushing forward in life, not even progressing, just not staying in the same position from day to day, seeking out new things. Becoming an actual guild backed mage? Had been the thing to trigger her desire to strive forward within magic, to become better at casting, performing and every such thing, alongside the desire to never be weak again. So she owed most of her drive to a single man, and that drove her nuts, thought these days it was in a very good way, most of the time. Yet since she didn’t understand her feelings? Jiyu took them out on Marschal instead of expressing to him, it was just her way of showing she cared, even if it was such a crude method. She laughed slightly, her feet falling onto the soft feeling of normal grass and dirt roads. By now? She wandered past the ending point of the last town on her way to the tower! It wouldn’t be much longer, until she could see her mother again, of course this was a long shot, but if this Gem really did allowed you to learn from a mentor, her only mentor that was not an inanimate object, had been her mother! After over seven years, she missed the older woman terribly and was also loosing objective on what she should do with her life. While she wanted to smell the roses sometimes? She did not want her mother to think she’d abandon her pursuit for revenge in her name! Thus if this would give her the chance to speak to her mother, even just an illusion of her mother generated from her own head? It would be well worth the trek it would require to get this far. So arriving at the base of the tower, Jiyu gathered her courage and placed her hand on the side of the door frame, crossing the threshold and starting up the dimly lit corridors, the stairs being decent sized, yet numbered so many she wondered if this climb was truly possible. Kazehime gulped slightly as she ventured further, panting at the effort required to get up the steps, until she finally saw a bright light emitting from above. Upon arriving at the summit of the super tall tower? Jiyu could tell this was indeed the place mentioned by the prior night's costumer’s, looking around at the astounding view to see the achingly familiar shape of peace river and village to the south, a brilliant sky patterned mosaic beneath her feet. Lastly? The two griffons stood tall and proud, their stone claws reaching outwards to hold the immovable gem in place, but she’d never heard of it’s dim golden glow before, the sight taking some of her breath away, as she walked towards it. Even if she had come all this way? Jiyu had done no research, even if the jewel had the powers boasted to it, the young mage had no idea how to trigger them! Came all this way and she would get entirely no pay out besides for reflection from it, that really sucked. However since she did come all this way, the wind mage felt the need to just, touch it, before she went home with her metaphorical tail between her legs for the time being. Thus the young female walked forward, her breath taken away as she lifted her pale scratched up hand, small fingers reaching outstretched for it, not knowing all she had to do to trigger it’s power was lay her pretty little hand on it, she did it, and the golden glow engulfed her “wha?!”  she felt consumed by the warmth from it, and nearly fought it for a second, before her eyes closed and she vanished from the living realm, feeling her surroundings vanish instead of herself. She was going to get what she wanted, but of course Jiyu normally did, such a spoiled child.  


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    Jiyu Kazehime
    Jiyu Kazehime

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    First Magic: Wind Magic
    Second Magic: Demonic Takeover
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    Post by Jiyu Kazehime on 12th August 2016, 11:49 pm


    Her eyes opened very slowly, the air around her did not feel normal and she could barely feel an electromagnetic signature around her, which was alarming because those sorts of signatures had been surrounding her ever since she was a small child. To have them suddenly all but vanish from her range of sense? Was something Jiyu had expected would only happen when she met her end, and she began to wonder if the gem had not been some trap to murder her, without anyone finding out. Honestly? It would explain why the young man who told her of this, did not try to come into her room the night before! Oh she was going to haunt his ass so bad, until he begged mercy and let her know who hired him, so she could attack and maliciously haunt that sucker! Even if she thought herself to be a ghost now, the female could still hold and enact some sort of grudge, couldn’t she?! Jiyu stormed off in one direction, well she tried to, the wind sorceress found her body refused to move, er her soul, since she was going with the assumption she was now dead. That was the only thing about this whole ordeal that alarmed the too early demised sorceress, if she was dead it had not caught up to her yet, she was just ticked her movement was halted. However since she could not move whatsoever? The witch took time to take in the area surrounding her now, thick fog settled in everywhere, and long fresh green grass right beneath her, no end to either thing in sight. Honestly, if she could think of any one place to practice wind magic? There would be no better place, it was wide open and you had to rely on the wind past the first few feet in front of your face, even with her advanced sense’s, almost everything was drown out! Too bad she’d not had the advantage of some place like this when she started training, thought it did oddly resemble that first day when she’d cut her hands up, for some reason. As she was locked in thought, the wind sorceress did not see the fog right in front of her beginning to move and give way to the shape of a very familiar figure, her sense’s did not quite work in this land so she did not hear the woman coming, nor smell her, until they only happened to be separated by a few feet of painfully stilled air. The scent of ash filled her nose first, but then it gave way so eagerly to a warm milky scent, one that was also like that of a female dog, but too floral and strong for it, the smell filling the air was every morning’s breakfast the houses cook, every night’s lavender lull to sleep, it was the one scent she knew she’d never forget! The smell was that of her mother, and the wind sorceress whipped her head around, something of disbelief in her head, her nose had to be playing tricks on her, but their was a familiar shadow in the misty air, a dress clad figure that was only slightly taller than Jiyu herself and yet clearly somehow older than the young mage. As the other person continued forward? The first thing Jiyu noticed was the glowing eyes, one of them blue and the other one bright honey brown, the same eyes her mother had boasted. Slowly the fog parted ways for smooth creamy skin and pitch ebony hair, the woman standing before Jiyu looking sort of like a border collie and yet it was so comforting for Jiyu to see a sight like this. The young mages voice failed in her throat, her tongue sitting fat and unresponsive in her mouth, eyes watering up at the other woman came closer to her, extending her slender arms outwards towards her paralyzed daughter. “Jiyu, Oh My Baby Girl. I’ve Missed You So Much.” she really was dead wasn’t she? Her mother’s spirit was here to take her to the afterlife, oh heaven’s, well she could accept it this way, feeling her mother’s warm embrace surround her once more, Jiyu’s body started working once more and the female fell forward, knees buckling as she started sobbing, unlike some others, she never got the chance to say goodbye to her mother. “Mommy” it was choked out as she wrapped her arms tightly around the waist of the spirit who had appeared, and she knew it, she wasn’t dead, the jewel had done exactly as it was claimed it could do! Jiyu knew that she was in a training field, knew that she would be learning wind magic for her mother, actually physically learning it from the master, for once.

    “Do you know why you're here precious child?” a pale hand secured onto the wind mage’s chin, lifting her head slightly, removing her head from her mother’s bosom with regret. The only thing Jiyu really wanted to do anymore? Was snuggle into the woman she had not seen for over seven years, maybe closer to over a decade, yet she knew that was not the only reason she had come here, and not the real purpose for the jewels power, there was no point in wasting this rare chance she’d been given, for her own emotions. Thus Jiyu took a deep breath, taking in her mother’s heavy scent, before she lifted her hands to the woman's cheeks and pressed their foreheads together, as if she was still the same small child the older woman had left behind. “To learn whatever you never had time to put in the book for me.” she always knew there had to be more and even if there wasn’t, she knew her mother would have been much better at teaching it than some book! Plus? She suspected her mother had been a strong mage, as her father always said her mother had given up magic, not that their family had no talent for it. Jiyu really wanted to know the things her older counterpart could teach her. “Yes, good girl, now we should get started.” the older woman released the younger’s face, pulling them apart as she took several steps back, sighing out in this peaceful manner, grinning at her child, so happy to see the little girl was now a young woman, and wondering what other ways she’d become a young woman besides for in appearance. Had her daughter already given up her virginity? Did she have a boyfriend?! The female looked forward and laughed at her daughter’s expression once more, holding her hands out and letting the wind swirl around them, showing the first thing her daughter should have ever learned. “Come on, I wanna see you do it.” Jiyu finally got the point and held her fragile little hands out, gripping her fingers inwards with a small breath and expanding them outwards to generate the wind around them, however nothing happened. “No, no precious, bend the wind, don’t command it, bend it.” that was so different from the books wording to call it around her hand’s, and Jiyu sighed out, a small chuckle escaping when she realized that she was right, her mother did have other methods and things to teach her, heck the woman probably prevented the wind from gathering around her daughter’s hands, just to see her do it in another way, Jiyu could see it! “Alright Mom.” she chuckled once more, at the glee of being trained by her own parent finally, just keeping her hands still and watching them, thinking of how to bend the wind if she could not touch it. After several hours? The effect finally started taking place, the wind looking different from the times she called it in the living realm. Instead of violent and barely in control? The wind looked swift and calm, still dark grey in color, but it was so peaceful and there seemed no reason for the fact her body could not be harmed by her own magic, it seemed so calm and gorgeous. “That’s my little baby, you got that so quick!” she nearly squealed at the sound of her mother’s proud voice, watching the woman come closer to her, however Jiyu realized her mother’s intent far too late, once her moms fist was across her face. “MOM!” the female shouted as she felt blood leak down her cheek, seeing the laughter in her mother’s eyes, becoming irate and enraged, taking her own sloppy swing at the woman. “Now, now you claim to be a range fighter, yet you couldn’t keep me from getting close enough to punch you, an enemy would have stabbed through your lovely little heart and sent you to join me for good.” it was something she already knew, and the face her mother let the wind drop after saying it, proved that her mother realized this, touching her daughters bloodied cheek sadly. “Sorry about that precious. Now, is there anyone who is waiting for you at home? I know you ran away from your father.” she sounded somewhat upset with this, but there was an understanding look in her eyes, it had not been Jiyu’s job to fix her lover’s heart break, not when the girl had to live her own life. However she did wish that her husband would have been around for their daughter significantly more, after dying she watched her own child almost raise herself, and fight against the male just for the right to practice magic, go behind his back to do it. Even if she didn’t want Jiyu having access to everything? She had come to accept near the end, that her child would need at least enough for self defense! However she never had seen Jiyu becoming an actual mage, and the fact the child had strove that far into a path away from the village shocked her. Of course? Most children grew up, sprouted their own wings and flew away from the nest, one day. Mother Kazehime had just wished her’s had left the house on better terms, instead of running out with violent, sorrowful tears filling her eyes and feeling she could never rely on anyone ever again. Having her own child needing to feel like that? Was something that made her very sad, and she knew that these days her daughter had to eventually give up that feeling sometimes. “I guess Marschal is waiting if he’s figured out I’m gone yet.” she offered it up sheepishly, a small blush covering her face at the mention of him, and her mother snickered, touching her daughter’s hair gingerly. “You grew up so fast!” than Jiyu realized what her mother was suggesting, stumbling several steps back in shock. “No Mom it’s not like that!” she gasped out, her face growing hot, and body curling in slightly, muscled flexing. “Sure darling, just tell me, he’s a good man right?” she would let it go once she was sure her daughter’s crush was not some lazy drunkard like the girl's father had turned into. Honestly? Seeing her husband like that hurt so much. “Well he’s an alcohol based mage, but even drunk he seems mostly sober and he saved my life.” the wind witch shrugged and started playing with her own hair, knowing her mother might be displeased by the fact Marschal drunk, considering she never let father drink during her lifetime. “Ah, you're a grown up, if you say so, be careful love” it was less of a fight than Jiyu expected over the matter, but well it felt almost right, like her mother was accepting that since she was dead now she had little say over if and who her daughter dated; Not that Jiyu was going to date marschal, that would be too much for her! However she was happy to have her mother’s approval, smiling whimsically and reaching for her again.

    “Let's start up again, I’ll show you some things that aren’t within the book, alright?” The young girl's eyes lit up as her mother offered that, hand motioning to be followed. Once the invite was given? It didn’t even take Jiyu a second to be running along behind her mother, feeling like a small seven year old child once more. She had been right about her mother leaving things out of her writing! Finally she would get to learn something new, besides for to be extra, extra, careful of letting people near her. It was going to be soo amazing to see her mother cast spells, actual spells, not just manipulating the wind. “To start off with precious.” and her mother leaped into the air, throwing herself forward, however instead of impacting the ground, she just floated there, hovering, righting herself to prove it worked standing too. “The wind can and will learn to accept you into it enough to allow flight, just be careful when using it.” she warned her daughter softly, letting her feet touch the ground and walking forward towards the young mage. Jiyu didn’t even try to fly, not today, at least not yet, the wind mage knew that she’d have time to try another day, for now she was here to see how to cast everything not contained within her mother’s book and such. “About hurricane paw, if you get good enough, you can cover someone else in it to damage them so to speak.” she spoke and Jiyu nodded, being a dutiful student as they walked along, feeling their bodies touched by the mist, giggling at each other from the glee of being reunited, no matter how temporary this could be. “That sounds rather fun mother.” Kazehime suggested, watching as her mother tapped several points in the air and then acted as if she was firing some gun. Shockingly? The air compressed into bullet shapes and fired straight out, that was one she’d have to remember for when night hunt ran out of ammo! “Oh yeah, he gave me the bow and arrow I have.” her mother looked over shocked at that, and giggled slightly once it caught up to her that the child was speaking of this Marschal character. “And he’s not your boyfriend? Tell me more about this Marschal~” the border collie like woman grabbed her daughter by one shoulder, using her other hand to tilt the timid girl's chin up, laughing in good nature. Try as she might to look away before speaking? That had never worked with her mother, so Jiyu stopped trying such a stunt, grinning rueful in defeat, glancing over at her mother. “He’s not, Marschal is a part panther demon who convinced me to join Black Rose and then rescued me after I was kidnapped and held captive for two years. He’s sweet, and he helps me when I need it, this is his jacket.” and with that the older woman was convinced, her daughter was lying about this boy not being her boyfriend, but that was none of her business! Mother Kazehime would keep watching, but mostly because her face dropped when she found out this boy was part demon, it concerned her, having her precious child around someone with demon blood. Even though the two standing there had demon blood? Jiyu’s had never activated on it’s own, and thus she didn’t know about it, her mother hopped she’d never have to, but her precious child hanging around a demon, well that set the activated part demon one edge. However she was the one who had to go and die, she couldn’t protect the girl from her heritage all the time anymore, it was up to Jiyu to make good choices to prevent her blood from becoming some problem, no matter how much her mother wanted to tell her to leave Marschal and demons alone. Honestly? She was seeing that to tell Jiyu to leave demons would be to leave maging period, and her daughter seemed to greatly enjoy the practice of magic, she could never let that get taken away! She had given up magic due to not being strong enough in personality to handle the changes brought about by using someone’s own demon blood, but maybe her daughter was stronger than her! The older woman seriously hopped that Jiyu was stronger than she had been, because she would show her the demon take over while they were here, so that her daughter didn’t need to seek out their family to see it and try to master it, if she ever activated her blood by mistake. With that choice made? Their first day of several came to a close, the two women laying down in the dewy grass together, falling into a comforting embrace and peaceful, rainbow dream filled sleep.

    “Alright, today you're going to see something you may or may not be able to do, combined with wind spells.” Once she’d spoken? The older woman committed the one act she knew would leave her daughter the most shocked out of everything she could possibly do. Placing her hands over her ears? She pulled out, mostly just to showcase the dog like ears and activate them, clapping her hands together and then touching her feet to trigger her paws. Once she completed that? She touched her chest and hips, causing her cloths to vanish, leaving way to canine fur bra like top and a canine skirt, out of which her long fluffy tail became visible to her daughter for the first time. Right away? She could see all the questions her daughter had about this magic she was witnessing, but the older woman but a paw over her mouth, symbolizing to say nothing about it, and Jiyu could respect that, especially since for some reason her mother seemed fairly sure she couldn’t cast this magic yet. Once she had shut her daughter up, the female got on all fours and howled to the sky, suddenly morphing to a canine that stood around the size of a full grown human, sleek and clearly designed for running, but still, it was powerful! The demoness just hopped her daughter never could nor had to use magic like this, especially the full transformation, that would be a bad thing, if her daughter was forced to commit the full morph, completed take over; of course Jiyu could always actually end up strong enough to endure it and stay sane afterwards. Heck?! Maybe her daughter would never feel the ill effects she had endured from using this magic in life. However she was not too sure that would be the case. “This is called Blood Dog Demon take over, and that’s all you need to know, besides for the fact if you have reason to believe you can cast it, you must practice more secretly than you did your wind magic, and use it sparingly.” the caine spoke, but it was more telepathically, tongue staying inside her unmoving mouth as she walked forward to pick her daughter up by her jacket top, and set her upon her back. Considering that Jiyu was short? This ride was very possible, though her mother would not want to do this for long in life, she enjoyed the feeling of her daughter gripping her fur now. “Alright mother.” the female agreed easily, snuggling her face into the fur now revealed to her, sighing out and nearly falling into slumber. Actually?Jiyu would later find out that she had fallen asleep on her mother’s back, because when she woke up, the other female was mostly back in humanoid form except for the still active partial take overs existing on her body. Why her mother performed take over magic for her? Was something Kazehime would wonder about for a very long time, but the female loved her mother too much to ask about it and possibly upset the other woman, leaving the topic go, as she reached out for another hug. Honestly, even if she truly did want to learn her mother’s magic? The female could not suppress the rampant desire to hug her mother, be close to the female she missed for so long, and her mother seemed to have no objections, embracing her daughter once more. For some time they just lay there in each other arms, not speaking or doing anything, but eventually one of them spoke up again. “Mom how much do you know about the mage world?” would her mother get the important of the good news she wanted to share? The older female gazed down at her daughter “Hmm, a good deal, I just never decided to join a guild or such.” she stated, combining her claws through her daughter’s hair, waiting for the young woman to speak once more. Now knowing that her mother would in all likelihood understand what she spoke of? Jiyu brightened considerably, grinning like the devil, staying silent seemingly to taunt and toy with her mother, over this news, averting her gaze coyly as she swallowed, looking ready to speak. “Well I’m one of the current ten rising star’s, only number six but I’m one of them!” she had to rationalize when she revealed she was not number one of the rising star’s, since the slot was open. However? The girl's mother looked very pleased, like the cat that swallowed the canary, ceasing her grooming of her child’s hair to place a hand on the girl’s cheek. Laying there? She ensured Jiyu was staring into her eyes before she spoke, bright smile on her face. “That’s my baby girl, good job Jiyu! I’m sure your father is proud too.” that was a low shoot, but maybe her daughter would finally visit the broken down shop owner and maybe provide some relief for his worried mind. While Jiyu did not know? Her mother did know that the man did not even have the common sense to check the papers or anything after his daughter ran away, so sorry he’d chased his own child away, he went into drinking again! Seriously the woman would never get what men saw in booze, but he always curled back up into it and Jiyu’s boyfriend used it to fight! Ugh the woman could not stand that! However she was not done speaking yet. “Do you have any plans for after you rank out of Rising Stars?”

    The question shook in Jiyu’s head, as she had not really considered it too much, looking up at her mother. She wondered what the right way to word her ambition and confession would be. “Well I haven’t opened your letter yet.” the woman did not seemed shocked at the fact her daughter had not read the object yet, maybe even looking slightly relieved, but giving nothing else away. “I was thinking of opening it once I become a wizard saint?” the female asked the question, looking up shy at her own mother, covering her mouth with her hands, and averting her own gaze in a cute manner. Hearing what her daughter said? The female assumed it was her daughter’s way of asking if she approved of the new life goal, and while she’d had no interest in that sort of thing during life, she couldn’t fault her mage child for becoming interested. Only encourage her! “I think it’s a wonderful goal darling.” the female spoke up, pulling her child closer to embrace her strongly, trying to show as much support as she could, no matter how much she feared for her child safety. To both be dead and to keep her daughter from living her own life? Would be too much! She needed to see Jiyu running about down there, doing whatever the heck she wanted, even it Jiyu often wanted to do dangerous things like capturing murderers! Thus the demoness felt fear grip her heart as she gave her blessing, wondering if one day her daughter would join her early, perhaps even before her drunken father, because of the life she lead. Jiyu snuggled her face into her mother’s chest, breathing her scent in deeply, hearing her mother’s tail wag at the action. “So I will open your letter once I have become one of the wizards saints, the tier doesn’t matter, I will open it once I’m announced any kind of wizard saint!” the female spoke, most of her words muffled against the older womans chest, breathing in deeper, she couldn’t believe any of this, but it was really happening. While she could? Jiyu would enjoy her mother’s company and training, for she never knew when the jewel would eject her and leave her standing alone at top of the sky tower. For all she knew? These past few days she could have been standing there, maybe someone was trying to pry her hand off it or something! Haha that would be funny, someone extra worried about her, while she was enjoying herself at her deceased mother’s side, from her training.

    The next few days went by shockingly fast, opening with them talking cuddled in the soft grass for several hours, embraced and interlocked as if one of them had never died. Each opportunity they got to train in each other’s company? Was used to it’s fullest, because after all, Mother’s had so much to teach their Daughter’s and these two had barely gotten any time together before one of them was taken by an early demise. Catching up and training was such a great experience for Jiyu that she barely noticed the time passing, but her mother did, because after this she’d have to watch her daughter once more, living a dangerous life. However for now, they were comfortable in each other’s arms, looking up into fog and seeing shapes the wind performed for them, laughing over things and trying their best not to cry. Even if their separation had been sudden? They were both proud people, and crying too much during this, would just be wasting each other’s time, after-all their tears could do nothing to change what happened, only consume the time they had been given for this special training. Jiyu never wanted their time together to end, but both of them knew it had to happen eventually, for now though she was learning to fight better, and that was fine. Honestly? This was making her believe the best way to live might be in the moment, to always smell the roses with her future goals in mind, and there were plenty of roses to smell in rose garden!

    It was the morning of the seventh day, not that anyone could tell this fact when the sun barely cut through the thick fog in their training ground. Jiyu’s mother was slightly aware of the day, but she also knew her daughter would not be sent back until the time of dusk came, at which time the other girl would be transported out of the spirit realm and back to the living one, at dawn. However she knew that they had the whole day to enjoy each other’s company still, and the female was happy the sleeping face she was currently staring at would leave at the end of the day. In the end? She prefered her daughter being alive, especially since from the sound of it she might have grandkids one day; Even if she’d never get to meet the cat man her daughter was likely in love with! Mother Kazehime was just happy that it seemed Jiyu had recovered from her death, despite the fact her daughter clearly clung to the event as a memory and tragedy. “Good morning mommy.” the female watched her daughter opened her hazy eyes, sleep heavy in them, and she giggled at the glee of having her arm over her daughter’s shoulders once more. “Morning my little sleepy head, it’s time for more training.” the female urged, and Jiyu sat up, grinning at her mother with a come and get me look. Once they started? The two females did not really stop for anything, the younger did not understand her elder’s sudden urgency, but she responded to the intense pace with eagerness, exchanging powerful blows with the female before her, darting around. Once more? She wondered about her mother’s take over magic, seeing the woman take on canine paws and other dog like traits, adding to her already very border collie like appearance, but adding to her power at the same time. The added speed from her mother’s transformation’s? Allowed Jiyu’s mother to dart straight forward and scrape claws along her daughter’s cheek, paw hitting her child's mouth. Once more? Her mother had landed a physical hit and they were done for the day, they could land all the magical attacks they wanted, but a range fighter lost after someone could touch them up close like this! Plus it was nearly sun down, well at least the fog was becoming a darker color.  She had no clue that their time together was almost up, Jiyu gave her mother a good natured grin, fangs showing through, licking her bloodied lips as a nervous gesture. “It’s all good mommy i-” however the older woman looked terrified at what her daughter had just done, brown-blue optics wide as she trembled slightly, touching her own cheek as her eyes became moist. “Oh Jiyu.” her mother now sounded sad, and it alarmed Jiyu as the woman walked forward in the foggy grassland they’d spent the past six days together in, today making the seventh day. Why had her mother suddenly become so remiss? The wind mage looked just as sorrowful as she walked forward, their equally bare feet touching the grass as they neared each other once more “What is it mommy?” the young female asked her older near twin, the biggest difference being Jiyu’s younger age and single green orb where her mother’s brown one sat. “Oh sweetie” the older woman had a rueful smile on her face as she tried to fight away a frown, reaching for her precious daughter. Inside of the woman's head, behind optics her daughter could not read? Fear resounded, screaming in agony for her child, knowing what her new consumption of blood would mean, what even her own child’s blood could do, for even if the collie like woman had never consumed her own blood, she’d seen her family do it in desperate times, it was nearly as effective as the blood of another! In the end it would have the same effect on her daughter that drinking the blood of another being would have, make Jiyu go through the same changes she had went through at her initiation into the family ceremony. For so long? The elder Kazehime had hoped that her child would not have to ever go through that agony, nor live life in that state, it was so horrid and hard to handle! However it was the mother’s own fault, she had been so naive in the hopes her daughter would never taste blood even by accident, especially being a mage, she should have told Jiyu how dangerous it was for them to consume blood! However the female had not told her daughter such things, and now her only child was going to pay for the foolishness she had been unable to out grow, even after becoming a mother. Sorrowfully she lifted her arms “Oh sweetie, I wish you’d not done that, for you swallowing blood.-” she wrapped her arms around her precious daughter without thinking about it being the seventh day Jiyu had been beside her once more, only realizing afterwards, when her precious child vanished from her arms. “Oh baby, Blood is so dangerous for you, I should have-” she put her hands to her face and let tears flow. If Jiyu did not read the letter she’d left behind for her? Than her daughter was going to be in major trouble! She already knew, her daughter had promised her, just like an innocent child, the naive and sweet child she knew her baby girl to be, that she wouldn’t open that letter until she was a wizard saint, oh by than it was going to be too late. Jiyu’s mother hit her knees in the spiritual field that she’d spent the last seven days in with her daughter, clawed hands covering her face as she begun to cry, tears pouring down her face, tail laying across her ankle and hugging it in a bid to bring comfort to herself. However? Nothing would aid the woman, not when she knew the future that could be in store for her daughter, the very thing she’d run away from their family to avoid, and Jiyu had no way of knowing it was even a risk. All her daughter would know? Was that drinking blood made her powerful, the little girl had no idea what it could and likely would do to her, beyond the initial transformation.

    It was seven days later, or maybe it was just dawn of the next day, Jiyu didn’t really know. Even though she’d been with her mother for seven days? It very well could have been more or less for all she knew, the way things like that worked! Oh well, she’d know for sure when she got back to the guild, Marschal’s reaction hopefully should tell her how long she’d been gone. However her heart started to sink and she had this weird feeling as she recalled her mother’s final words in their embrace ‘I wish you’d not done that, for you swallowing blood-.’ she had embraced as she spoke and the female’s last words were drown out by the transportation back into the real world, whatever her mother had meant to say was still trapped in whatever illusion or spirit world she’d spent seven days with her mother in. As her stomach began to turn inside out? Jiyu wished she had heard whatever was spoken by the older woman, this intense pain beginning to spread throughout her frail body, igniting her skin so it felt as if she was being burned all over again. Soon enough, the wind mage was letting out an ear shattering scream, falling to her knees, stomach doing summersaults and shaking in seven different directions, her breath coming in short gasps as tears started rolling freely down her face from the pain. Quickly? The juice she had early was coming back up her throat, pouring out in great buckets onto the sky mosaic beneath her, until eventually it was only her pure stomach acid and blood from her burned throat, being chucked up, falling to the ground as she heaved and panted, barely getting a breath past her body's betrayal. Was this happening because she drank that blood? How could just a few drops of blood cause something like this, she felt like she was dying, pushing backwards as she collapsed, so that she would not fall into her own vile stomach fluids, curling into a fetal position as she swallowed the bile taste of her own blood mixed whatever had caked to the inside of her mouth, trying to breath normally and failing to do anything but broken sobs. Jiyu could not even breath, and blackness was closing in on her, the young mage wondered if she was about to die because she’d consumed blood. Every cell in her body? Was so hot, actually it felt more like she was coming alive, but being paralyzed and dissected at the same time! For every gasp of power flowing into her body, she felt like she was being ripped to shreds by that same strength. Without strength she tried to recover, push upwards or anything, however when she placed her hands down she noticed something odd about them. Over her two years being held as a prisoner? Jiyu could have sworn that she’d nearly lost her claws, on both her hands feet, however she was now staring wide eyed with blurry vision, at claws coming about half an inch off her finger, sharp and canine like, yet shockingly neat and filed too, all pearly white. As she gazed upon her claws? She also realized the hands attached to them was healed over, and the only thing remaining of the bruises on her wrists was slightly discolored flesh, paler than the rest of her skin, but not so noticeable anymore. Kazehime lay there shocked as her body felt ready to fall apart, but the more she looked, the girl found her form was actually healing from the two years she’d been held captive and basically tortured! It was after everything else subsided that this weird sensation began around her ears, almost as if someone was pulling on them harshly, but slightly less painful. Due to the pain she’d just endured? Jiyu still could not move to check out what was happening to her body, but it almost felt as if her ears where shifting and growing or something, as if there was something trying to come out of them, emerge or such nonsense. Some short time later, even that queer sensation had faded away, her fangs having bitten blood rivets into her lips, but licking the blood away and clenching her hands, the female almost felt as if she could move around again. Somehow? She had survived whatever hell that was, and would be alright, in fact if her wounds were healed she was more than alright. However the wind user spoke too soon, because the second she rolled over onto her stomach in a bid to push herself up, Jiyu shrieked out in pain once more, clawing at the tiles beneath her hands, squirming madly, shaking her ass in the air. Suddenly? She felt like someone was stabbing a sword into the base of her spine, a silent scream emitting from her mouth as the tears started a new, shortly followed by a literal howl of pain, the kind a canine would make. Jiyu felt like she couldn’t breath, panting as she bit hard into her own hand, no extra effect besides the distracted being felt as she sobbed out in agony. Eventually, she felt something rip out of her back, heck you could hear her skin tear open, making way for something else, a lash against her leg slicing it slightly, before whatever was touching it turned squishy and after that, another sensation emitted against her leg, but the object lifted away before she could figure it out. Sadly? Whatever had erupted from her spine was still attached and had nerves connected to her brain, because it started itching and burning, her hands moving to grab it, but the sensation vanished. “Wha” she finally looked downwards, seeing a long and fluffy black tail laying against her lower legs. Was that thing, actually attached to her? Disoriented she grabbed at the object, and shrieked after pulling it, quickly finding it was now part of her body.

    How had this even happened? Jiyu panted as fear started taking over, everything running around in her mind, out of control. Was this what her mother had been trying to warn her of, the reason mother said ‘I wish you hadn’t done that’ when she swallowed her own blood?! The only thing that Kazehime could consider was the fact for her mother to know about this, it had to happen to the older woman as well, come to think of it she’d never actually see her mother’s ears and the woman was always wearing a dress.. Oh crap! Did this have something to do with why her mother had been killed? Everything made sense if that was the reasoning behind her murder by flames, that man had thought her mother was some sort of demon, but than again, mother likely had been. Wait, if her mother was a demon, that meant she was, oh crap, oh crap, no just crap! Jiyu could barely process when she realized the truth of her mother’s existence, and thus her own. She had known a little bit about demons and their world, since Marschal was a half demon, her mind flushing at thoughts of him, and she shook the male away, panic filling his place, as she thought of what had just happened. Until these very moments that had just passed? Her demon blood must have been dormant, strong enough to boost her senses and such, but no where near strong enough to make her an actual demon, nor recognizable as part demon by anyone. However consuming blood seemed to be like the trigger on a gun of sorts, taking it into her body, anywhere besides her veins, even her own blood it seemed, caused her demon to roar. Jiyu doubted that she could ever make it go to sleep again now, it was active, burning it’s way through her veins and torching her skin from beneath, Putting out such a flame? Was impossible for her, and the wind mage was sure she’d been consumed by this entirely one day, a blush covering her face as she felt the increased power, her senses buzzing and trying to latch onto to everything around her. The one positive she could see? Her body now matched her abilities, so she might get tired using them less, at least hopped. Back to the main point though? Jiyu was sure now that this was why her mother was six feet under, someone had not liked her being a demon. Heck! This could be the reason behind her own kidnapping two years ago, it wasn’t too far fetched someone who knew her mother’s demon status would come to know of her own before she did. Anyway’s the female was certain this had something to do with her own trouble’s, and that being anything other than pure human could be very dangerous, especially when one had been going around insisting they were human. “I have to do something about this!” her voice was slightly gruff due to her fear, the velvet tone harsh as she placed her hands over her ear’s, feeling fuzz, finding they too had changed. Feeling the rest of her body? She found everything else was in it’s right place, in the right shape. “I need to cover these before I go back to the guild!” that was her only option, the only way no one would ever find out about this, that no one would turn on her, it had to be! She was far too worked up to even consider the fact they’d accepted demons and tanuki’s already as full members of the black rose family. All Jiyu could think about? Was the fact she was sure her mother had been killed for being a demon or at least part demon, and the same thing would happen  to her if she let things go like this! Fear gripping her heart, she started racing down the sky tower, tripping and stumbling as she went, breathing so fast she felt like her lungs might give in to her. Right now? Kazehime didn’t care what shop or such she ended up within, the wind mage just knew she had to get some sort of hat and some kind of dress, something that would cover her new features entirely! She almost blew open the door to the shop she found, wood splintering as she panted, glancing around for anything she could purchase to use. In one corner? She saw a simple white and brown dress with a brown and white trimmed hooded cape. That sort of thing? Would do quite nicely for what she needed, rushing over to the counter “Here’s the money, I’m taking that.” she probably overpaid for it, but the magi could care less at the current moment, taking what she’d paid for and throwing the dress on atop her current clothes, swinging the hood over her head promptly and tying the cape closed. Once she’d gotten the clothing on? She walked out, slightly comfortable with how much of her skin was covered, she hadn’t ever in her life had so much of her body covered! The closest she’d come to this? Was when she ran around in dresses to her ankles with her hair covering one eye, but she’d stopped doing that some time ago. Going around like this? Would take the mage some time to adjust to, heck maybe even years, or a life time. However, Jiyu knew that if she wanted to have any life to get used to such clothing with, she had to keep these clothes on, she couldn’t even let Marschal know about this, she wanted to tell him everything besides this! Kazehime sighed out, tracing her own lips and shivering slightly, she could never let anyone close now, it would be a death wish, to let anyone see her new features. Less excited that she thought she’d be after finishing training, the wind mage headed back home. This time? Jiyu knew she was in over her head. Her tail was literally between her legs and it irked her, plus she was away from her mother again! Sorrow slowly started to take hold, and she walked even slower as she headed back towards the town even slower than she had done before. Heading back to rose garden now, even seeing Marschal? Seemed like such small things when compared to her new demon blood problem, heck anyone could feel the sorrow bathing off her, and people gave her a good birth of space when she came by, the night lights shining painfully as she felt the landscape beneath her change from grass roads back into dirt and then into concrete, her least favorite of materials for sidewalks. Jiyu looked at the sparkling lights of rose garden as she entered it again, hearing and smelling everything around her, but not bothering to pay attention to it, the fear rising in the pit of her stomach, making her feel extremely sick as she neared the Black Rose guild, otherwise known as the Silver Moon Inn, it was extremely late and no one outside the guild was allowed into the area now, of course inn customers could be in, but she’d only seen other guild members in the restaurant this late. Jiyu placed her hand on the dark wooden door, pulling her hood slightly to make sure it was secure over her head, and tugging her dress down to make sure it covered her tail and legs. If anyone saw her healed wounds or new traits? She would be in some big trouble, she went for some extra training from her mother, to have an experience denied to her, and she ended up way over her head for once. Of course she’d been over her head before, but not like this, never in such a way that she couldn’t even find the courage to push the door open, heck she might stand out here for hours. If she walked in and they didn’t realize who she was? Than that would be just fine too! Jiyu wanted to vanish and hide forever, but that was just not possible, she had promised her mother she’d somehow become a wizard saint or such, but of course if she got herself killed for being part demon, that her promise would mean nothing! Maybe she should just run away!


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