Yuzuki sighed, brushing off her hands. It was time to get this thing over with. Dragging the body of the creature back into the kitchen, the semi-fey slammed the hunk of meat down on the table. It was time to get this show on the road – she wanted out of here as fast as possible, and that wasn’t happening at her current pace. Flashing out a blade, she sent a scatter of moonlight-based attacks slamming into the griffin, battering its bodies into various chunks before, tossing them into the oven. Hopefully she was doing this right – if not, oh well. It was always easier to fight someone than to go about negotiations in so roundabout a way. Whoever that weird Izayuki person was, she certainly couldn’t be that hard to defeat, right?
With that half-assed effort, Yuzuki leaned against the wall, picking at her dirty fingernails before realizing that something was wrong. Standing up, the semi-fey looked around in confusion, wondering if she had missed something. Indeed, there was something a bit out of place here. Where exactly had Margaret gone? The Black Rose mage seemed to have conveniently vanished off the face of the earth, and that was not okay. What gave that chick the right to just up and disappear, leaving all the work to her? The dragon slayer had also gotten them into this situation, hadn’t she? It shouldn’t all be Yuzuki’s job to shoulder the blame, right? Absolutely ridiculous. With a scowl on her face, the moonlight mage yanked open the over, snatched out a hunk of bristly and absolutely disgusting semi-raw griffin meat. Still splattered in blood that had gradually grown more and more brown after exposure to the heat, it was absolutely inedible. Yuzuki strolled over and slapped it on a plate, before giving it a nice scorch in moonfire. Now, the chunk of meat was toasted a weird shade of silver, but at least it was fully cooked…no matter how questionable the methods of achieving that state was.
When the woman left the room, a bounce in her steps, there laid behind her a battlefield, blood splattered everywhere from Yuzuki’s indiscriminate slaughter of the poor winged creature, and bits of gristle and fur stuck over the formerly pristine stainless steel surfaces. Good thing the weird lady here was a mage, right? Just a poof of magic and it could all get cleaned up. Yelling up into the tower, Yuzuki would proclaim the completion of her meal. “Get down here, ya old hag! I cooked you yer fuckin’ dinner already, so get down here!”
Instantly, there was a slamming sound that came from above, the door slamming open to let loose the pink-haired monstrosity that came charging down to consume her dinner. Upon seeing the hunk of meat on Yuzuki’s plate and smelling the scent of gore all over the place – the smell of one of her beloved animals, no doubt, she let out an ear-piercing screech, horrified at the demise of the precious griffin. “YOU MONSTER!!!! YOU’LL PAY FOR THIS, YOU BITCH.” The enraged screaming was emphasized with the woman charging, eyes blinded with rage at the semi-fey. Izayuki’s attacks had grown sloppy and uncontrolled, and thus easy to avoid. Darting aside with a smirk on her face the whole time, Yuzuki occasionally cast in a casual jab or swipe from her spear, leaving shallow cuts in the yokai’s flesh that seemed to serve only to infuriate her even more. If there was one thing she was good at doing, it was pissing people off. Her one true talent, finally put to good use here.
Before long, the angry (and apparently not-in-very-good-health) tanuki ground to a halt, slamming her hands down on her knees in exhaustion. She would be up only a moment later however, various animals under her control suddenly slamming into the room out of nowhere, coming to attack the semi-fey who’d wronged their master. But alas! Yuzuki had had her fill of fun already. Doing a bit of back and forth between a bunch of animals, while it was certainly a fun pastime every now and then was something she no longer felt like doing. Ducking into the shadow cast by a nearby doorway, the semi-fey had easily teleported out of the tower and had entered the airstream once more. Lifting off into the air, she gave the tower a cheeky wave, watching as the pink-haired tanuki came back out with a look of sheer rage on her face. Aw…too bad for her. Guess she couldn’t leave the island, eh?
The semi-fey stared out over the horizon, considering her next location. Another city? Another island? The choice was far too obvious. This experience had been far too much and it was time to go somewhere new. City it was!
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