Izayuki Hyoujin ♦ Black Rose ♦ SS Rank
A walk through the forests outside of Rose Garden were generally peaceful, and gave Izayuki a chance to cool off after doing standard organization for her guild, be it paper work, sorting through jobs to be posted on their board, or various odd jobs. Her Aces typically handled the introductions and members being admitted into the guild, so at least that was one thing off of her mind.
Seika hovered nearby, quietly levitating in her tiny, white-furred Ayakashi form. Eventually, the quiet Youkai would alight on Izayuki, front paws holding onto her shoulder so she could rest, while she continued to exert some magic to levitate the lower half of her. The two enjoyed their quiet walks on break, but rarely found anything to say to one another. Even since that other night on the rooftops, with Seika stealing some of the Glacier God Slayer’s power to contain inside of a lacrima, things had been awkward between the two. While Seika seemed to act like nothing had happened, Izayuki was left with irritating silence, and no feeling of closure for the situation.
As they traveled alone, Izayuki closed her eyes, relying on her sense of smell and muscle memory of the path to guide her while she attempted to think of exactly what she wanted to say. Now would be as good a time as ever to speak with her companion about that night. Unfortunately, such a thing was short lived, as the white mew-like creature’s voice interrupted her thoughts. “Iza, what’s going on?” Seika asked urgently, bringing the Bakedanuki back to reality. Scents around her were fading, and as she reopened her rosy-hued eyes, they were no longer on the forest path, but in a pitch black void.
It was uncanny, and almost familiar. Was not the darkness of her own mind very similar to this? Instantly on guard, Izayuki felt the silver fur on her ears and tail bristling. What sort of trick was this? Seika clenched her tiny paws on Izayuki's shoulder, also on guard and with her senses alert.
“Who’s there?” she questioned, clenching her teeth in annoyance. Whatever it was, it was likely best not to be messed with.