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    Kuro
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    Post by Kuro on 30th March 2019, 4:16 pm

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    The shimmer of the night air brushed against the feline’s pale skin ever so slightly as she walked down the road, magic filling the air, almost vitriolic in its nature. Rose Garden was always a place where live thrived, even as the Sun abandoned its subjects and forfeited its majestic throne. Not only that, it moved along with culture as well. Lacrimas full of colorful magelights floated in the casings of street lamps ever so elegantly, illuminating the stone-paved streets with the most curious rainbows. People moved to and fro in droves, yet none of them paid attention to the short girl.

    While she already started conducting business that could be described as awfully shady at best, Kuro was not yet very well known among anyone in Fiore, much less this cheerful and lively city of Rose Garden. She was a stranger, a foreigner to these people. Something which allowed her to move about without having to worry about hiding away her appearance at every waking moment. Though, still, she wore the silken black cloak, the hood over her head to cover the cat ears from peering eyes. Whether the locals were welcoming toward her kind or not, she dared not risking being persecuted this early on.

    A disguised visage she would soon betray anyway, as one particular establishment had caught her interest. A large structure, mainly constructed out of wood, but also reinforced with decorative stone at the base. From inside, a warm and cozy light spilled over through the slightly opaque windows which lied ever so dormant, adorned by blooming flowers. Were places like this rare? Or was this world completely different from the one that Kuro knew? Spending such a long time on the road, having no place to call home and forced to avoid any and all human settlements, she simply did not know.

    It was curiosity that killed the cat, but this one was prepared to do the killing instead if it came down to it. And so this feeling inside of her heart, tugging her ever so closer, lead her to the front door. Next to it, on the wooden wall, hanged a chalkboard with very clear writing on its surface. ”Exclusive wines stocked, come and have a taste while they last!” After being subjected to so much work, just to establish a foothold in this new land… perhaps she could unwind a bit, right?

    She was even dressed for the occasion , as she rarely put on something that would not have at least a faint sense of nobility. Swinging the wooden doors open, the warmth of the well-decorated interior struck her so suddenly that she nearly froze completely still in the doorway. It has been years since she saw a place like this last, and it wasn’t even a royal establishment, just a fairly run of the mill restaurant with an owner that held a good sense of decorating and architecture.

    Daring to remove the cloak completely, she left it hanging by the entrance and cautiously found her way to the nearest empty table. Despite the beauty of this place, there were not that many guests. It made sense to those who were aware of the fact that the establishment itself was quite new, though Kuro was completely in the dark on this matter. It raised a bit of suspicious within her, but then again, she was far more paranoid about others staring at the single girl with cat ears and tail who sat completely alone, waiting for a waiter to arrive. Oh, how she wished that her sister would be here with her…


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    Post by V on 31st March 2019, 1:10 pm

    571/500 words ▸ @Kuro ▸A Night in Rose Garden
    The bright day was slowly but surely passing on its reign to the night. V walked on his own pace on one side of a street filled with people. He knew that he was walking a bit too slow for some of the folks in the crowd, so he tried to stay out of the way as much as he could. Though some people did give him concerned looks upon noticing his cane when they passed him. His body was being fussier than usual and the young man was looking for a suitable place where he could have a seat in a nice establishment. He half dragged his feet along the stone pathways, clutching the top of his cane as he looked about for such a place.

    The streets of Rose Garden lit up, illuminating the path ahead for the tattooed man. V was quite unlucky, however. The establishments he passed by - restaurants, pubs and the like, were all full or had enormous lineups. The young man sighed. He felt exhaustion steadily growing and feared that he would have to search for a simple bench instead. Although from what he had noticed along the way, even those were taken aswell.

    It wasn't until he came across a peculiar building. Made of wood with a stone base, it gave off this homey feeling, despite the expensiveness that was ever present in Rose Garden. The outside floral decorations completed the look and since there wasn't a queue of would-be patrons in front of the entrance, V was instanteniously intrigued. As he got closer to the building, he also noticed a chalkboard with writing that talked about wines and tasting said wines. If he had to be absolutely honest with himself, he needed a little pick-me-up.

    With a bit of effort, V managed to open the wooden door and step inside. Just as the building was pleasantly decorated on the outside, the interior was quite neat aswell. Both complimented each other and V had to only wonder as to why there were empty tables. It seemed that it was an establishment that he would have to return to at a later date, again.

    At first, V was contemplating about sitting by himself, until his sight landed on a young lady. She was dressed rather formally, unlike himself. It also seemed that she was adorned with cat ears, which he assumed to be real, for the time being. There were cat-like species out there, so her being one of them wasn't too much a stretch of a thought. She seemed a bit... down. Though that was just a proper assumption that time. /"Perhaps I could use some socializing."/ V thought to himself amusedly, his signature smirk playing on his lips. It could help him to shift his thoughts from his aching body to a more pleasant topic.

    The tattooed man would slowly approach the table the girl was seated at. V was trying his best to not seem like he was relying on his cane to be standing, but he was sure that it looked like quite the opposite. He would bow his head as a greeting. "Forgive me for being so forward, but would you mind me sitting down at your table, miss?" He was hoping that he didn't seem like too much of a strange creep, as there were unoccupied tables in sight, while asking to sit down at a lady's table.
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    Post by Kuro on 31st March 2019, 2:41 pm

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    The wait for something to happen certainly was not a long one, it seemed. Though what transpired was not something the young girl expected in the least, as instead of a waitress or a waiter, a stranger from the outside approached. She had noticed him the moment he came in, naturally. Her senses were more sharp than those of many humans. Even something as subtle as opening and closing of the door could easily catch her attention. But she did not stare at the newcomer for long when he first entered, as he clearly was of no interest to the girl at all.

    It appeared that this assumption turned out to be wrong. With the words he uttered, Kuro could not help herself, but to start directly at him, her big, round crimson eyes almost peering into his very soul. Yet, the moment she parted her lips to give him her reply, another person found themselves next to the table. A young and visually appealing waitress with a somewhat round face, emerald green eyes, and a long, brown hair. Someone who could easily work as a model if they dared to expose their physical form in front of the hungry gazes of masses.

    Are you ready to order, miss, mister?” Those red eyes of hers, almost appearing like two blood moons floating in the sea of endless darkness, turned to her, then back to the strange man. After a few mere seconds of consideration, the feline girl nodded. “Yes, we’d like to order now. I was hoping to take you on the offer posted outside, about the wine.” It was then that her gaze pierced the man again. Perhaps a challenge to this little game of life. Clearly, he had been invited to sit at the table now.

    Yes, of course! We have a new selection of wines that the owner might put on the list permanently. Currently, we are offering them to customers with a discount and gathering feedback to help us decide which ones will be the best choice. And for you, mister?” The girl now asked the person that she could only assume was Kuro’s companion. After all, they were by the same table, and it appeared as if they were talking together when she first came and asked for the order. In the meantime, the bakeneko only curiously wondered how he would react to all this.


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    Post by V on 1st April 2019, 2:46 pm

    852/500 words ▸ @Kuro ▸A Night in Rose Garden
    The cat lady did not reply, at first. She took him in with her crimson eyes. V stood still, patiently awaiting her answer to his question. The few moments nearly felt like an eternity. The lady seemed to be preparing to reply, when her intention was interrupted. V would look in the direction of the distraction.

    He should have expected it, but it was a waitress, that came by to take their order. It was a restaurant, after all. The waitress looked surprisingly pretty. She had green eyes, though their shade was slightly different from his own and long, flowy, brown hair. When she spoke, she addressed both him and the cat lady. The girl in question considered for a few more moments, her gaze switching between V and the waitress that then returned back to him.

    Her answer was simple and to the point. It also seemed that she was there for the reason as V was - offering of wine. The cat lady's gaze bored into him and V only smirked in return. The waitress explained the idea behind the sign on the outside of the establishment. The owner simply wanted to determine which of the wines were the most popular that they had as new in stock, so that they may appear permanently on the wine card. The cat lady placed her order, thus the green eyed waitress turned to V. He would give a nod of his own. "The same for me, please." The tattooed man would respond with his mirrored order. Though he would not sit down quite yet, even if his body screamed in agony as he awaited a concrete response to his previous inquiry.
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    Post by Kuro on 4th April 2019, 7:18 am

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    Acknowledging the man’s order, the waitress jotted everything down on a small piece of yellowed paper in her hand, obviously not ensure that she would not forget their orders after taking to few other costumers that were waiting. This left the two mages once again alone, somewhat awkwardly being there without much verbal interaction happening. Finally, Kuro would sigh and once again point those crimson red orbs of hers at V. “Not very good at picking on subtle cues, are we?” With that, she pointed at the seat on the other side of the table.

    The fact that he was still standing there, obviously in at least some discomfort was just plain strange. They already ordered together, too. The waitress would soon bring them the wines together, as any person would automatically assume that they were here together. And so with that explicit permission out and about, the Bakeneko simply waited for the man to finally get in the chair and make himself comfortable. She grew a bit curious as to what he wanted, considering he approached her here so blatantly. Perhaps he knew who she was and what she has done?

    Regardless of that, she was cautious. While on the outside she appeared completely calm and relaxed, her eyes were tracking every bit of moment around her, that frail body of hers ready to react. She might not have been physically strong, but she was fast and flexible. Not that it would be too necessary, no one would dare to start anything too obvious in a place like this, full of people. Only her fluffy black tail swayed from one side to another behind her back, suggesting the cat’s curious nature. But not always did the curiosity kill the cat, especially if it was a smart one. “So, always try to pick girls like that?


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    Post by V on 9th April 2019, 2:13 pm

    1135/500 words ▸ @Kuro ▸A Night in Rose Garden
    With both of their orders placed, the waitress jotted them down to ensure their correctness in near future and went off to continue her work as a waitress. V's gaze momentarily followed her, but his eyes swiftly returned to the cat lady that he was then left alone with. He couldn't quite pinpoint the emotions that she could be experiencing, when she finally sighed and gave him a verbal approval that he had been waiting for. She didn't forget to note that he was most likely not that acquainted with the idea of subtlety. The tattooed man would quietly chuckle as he gingerly took his seat. His joints quietly thanked him and with a gloved hand he set his cane aside.

    The cat lady seemed to be wary of his presence and V almost said that she was more than free to shoo him away. However, he decided to reply to the vocalised questions and concerns. "You would be correct in assuming that subtleties are mostly lost on me." V would say as his lips slowly curled into his signature smirk. "I didn't have the right upbringing to pick up on it." He would continue as he leaned back in his chair, his green eyes set upon the cat lady.

    "It is not my intention to.. pick girls, though. You need not worry." V would chuckle again. "I shall start with the pleasantries, if I may?" The mage would toss out a question, to which he would also offer an answer of his own. "I am V. Pleased to meet you." He would lightly bow his head as a proper greeting. Slow and steady was the way for V, in this chance encounter.
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    Post by Kuro on 14th April 2019, 2:08 am

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    The girl would dare to lean slightly to the side, one of her arms on the table as it moved up to support her head, that small and pale palm of hers now resting easily against her own cheek. She appeared almost emotionless as her eyes continuously stared at the man who took his seat in front of her, observing every little movement of his. Strangely enough, they all appeared rather honest and perhaps even slightly sloppy, hinting at the fact that he was not here for some malicious intent or could even try something against her if he tried.

    Letting out a simple “Hmm…” as she listened to him, almost sounding like a low hum of sorts, the girl’s tail curiously danced behind her back before her free hand would be moved in front of the girl, her index finger extended and pointing up as if a small warning gesture that he was to stop talking because there was possibly something wrong. “One’s upbringing can mean nothing in the face of life-altering events which can happen at any point down the line. You’d best to start learning if you wish to read between the lines of those you choose to converse with.

    For some reason, Kuro was trying to lecture him. She herself wasn’t quite sure as to why. Perhaps because this was her first proper contact with another living being in so long, her maternal instincts carelessly took over? It made her sigh as she closed her crimson eyes momentarily, only to open them seconds later and gaze upon the man again. “I suppose you may call me ‘Kurome’ if you need an identification like a name. But if that is not your intention, then I am left to wonder why you decided to sit with a complete stranger like myself.

    She did not quite return the gesture of a bow due to the lazy posture her body was still in, the one hand supporting her head while the other returned to rest on the table’s top. Still, she was curious. Was she about to be a target of a scam? Or perhaps he really was a rune knight spy? Or… was he really just such a careless civilian that he would approach a necromancer in hiding without knowing? Somehow, all of the options appeared equally terrifying, given the girl’s current situation and predicament.


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    Post by V on 15th April 2019, 12:56 pm

    1536/500 words ▸ @Kuro ▸A Night in Rose Garden
    The cat lady placed her arm on the table the two of them shared and leaned on it. V was already leaned back in his chair, so he placed his hands, left one bare and right one dressed in a black fingerless glove, on top of the table, intertwining his fingers as he listened to the little lecture the cat lady gave him, with a motherly pointy finger and all. He supposed that it was meant as a sort of life advice, that he felt he didn't particularly need. Despite that, V kept his gaze fixated on the cat lady, about as much as her crimson eyes were on him. "I never said that I am not willing to learn. Experience is the best teacher of them all, is it not?" The tattooed mage would reply, reflecting a little bit on his time spent with the demonic mentor and within the confinements of Bellum. Experience was the best teacher of them all, if V was to answer. Also the cruelest.

    As strange as this encounter was, though, V was glad to be treated as a being with an equal value. The cat lady then shared her own name, or rather a means of addressing her, at the very least. V would place that name into his memory to ensure that it didn't get lost. Kurome, as he now knew her, also questioned his choice of table. The mage himself was not completely sure as to what the true answer was. He knew that he longed for a bit of socialization with others after his mentor's departure, but was that the only reason? V couldn't think of any other.

    The man would cock his head to the left, ever so slightly, making a few strands of his jet black hair fall into his view. "In all honesty, Kurome, I am afraid I do not have a concrete answer for that." He would answer the truth. "Though perhaps you could say that I was pulled by invisible strings of my humanity and sought companionship." V would finish his answer, his lips set in a neutral line. He didn't want Kurome to think that he was trying to take advantage of her. He simply... wished to exchange words with a person that did not boil down to purchasing supplies for travelling. The tattooed man briefly wondered as to where the wine samplings were, though.
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    Post by Kuro on 15th April 2019, 3:18 pm

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    So even a man like this was capable of conjuring some form of retort when in this kind of situation. Frankly, Kuro wasn’t quite sure what to think of him after having a taste of his mannerisms and taking a good look at his lacking physique. But she knew very well that neither of the two was a good indicator of how he truly was. There were many monsters hiding in plain sight, wolves in sheep’s clothing. And the cat girl sitting across V was very much one of them, making sure that her true nature would not be unveiled in front of others, at least not yet.

    As the man continued talking, the waitress from before showed by their side once more, in her hands a large plate with a number of wine bottles. Each one of them was completely different, showing that the ‘Wine Tasting’ was truly that and nothing else. Putting them all down, the young girl smiled and eyed the two costumers. “Please, don’t be intimidated by the volume. You may drink as much as you want and we will bill you exactly for the amount of wine you had, taking back the rest. And please, make sure to give us your feedback once you are done!

    With a gleeful smile, she left just as quickly as she arrived, leaving the two with about a dozen, if not more, bottles of wine. Looking at them closely, some were rarer than others. They even ranged from red through white to even pink ones. As if knowing exactly which one to open up, Kuro shifted into a more mannered position and poured a bit into her glass, filling it about half-way. The particular one she chose seemed quite a bit different from the rest, mostly because it was far more viscous than one would expect from such a drink.

    With the light reflecting from the glass, it almost made it seem as if the cat lady was about to drink blood. She certainly did not hesitate with having a taste, licking her lips afterward as a smile appeared on her face, a somewhat more sadistic look now directed on V. “Perhaps. But a real mistake also does not leave one with the option to learn anything at all anymore.” Clearly hinting at the fact that a true mistake would mean one’s demise.

    Putting the glass back on the table, she traced one of her index fingers across the rim of her drink while continuously gazing at the man across her. She had to process the answer that he gave her a moment ago, one about the invisible strings of fate. Naturally, someone like Kuro did not believe in such ascended forces. “Humanity. What a fickle and fragile thing, driving even the most level-headed individuals to do the cruelest things imaginable~” Speaking in an almost teasing manner, she drank the wine again.

    After all, she was no human. And no humanity resided within her. But in the past, she certainly felt the ‘need of humanity’. One that lead humans in her village to murder most of her kind out of fear. Pitiful fear for their own humanity and the possibility of losing it if they continued living together with Yōkai. Yes, there was not much else she could comment on. Or rather, she had no desire to. Mocking humanity was something she could do for days, but not here. Not in a place where it could backfire horribly. And yet, she did not let any of her hate and bitterness show, like a true cat demon.


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    Post by V on 19th April 2019, 2:14 pm

    2199/500 words ▸ @Kuro ▸A Night in Rose Garden
    As V wondered about the state of the order they had placed, the waitress arrived. She brought quite the selection of wine bottles to the occupied table and gave them a few instructions. For a split moment V thought that the restaurant may had been trying to get them drunk on purpose, judging from the sheer number of bottles that appeared on the table. For what exact purpose, he couldn't tell. It was only a fleeting thought, after all. No bottle that was left on the table was indentical to another, but what exactly were they, V couldn't tell. Whether they were rare or expensive, he didn't know, as he used to be the one serving others. As such, he never felt compelled to learn more about what he was delivering. Although... V felt like he most likely just refused to learn anything extra. A mindless worker for those placed higher within the society. Then again, the tattooed man was not even from Fiore to begin with. Thus, even if he knew some wine manufacturers, there was little chance that he would recognize any bottle.

    V's table companion shifted her posture and poured herself quite a generous amount, for a simple taste test, of blood red wine into her glass. The mage wanted to follow suit, but he was at a loss as to what bottle he was supposed to pick. The options seemed limitless, but strangely as if there were none, at the same time. Kurome took a drink from her glass, a smile appearing on her features afterwards. Her expression took a slight sinister turn, which only intrigued V. He reached for one of the bottles at random, as the cat lady commented on some of the things he said earlier. The man could agree with what she replied and nodded his head, to convey the thought. The demonic longevity only protected him from old age. As such, V was still very much open to the other countless methods and accidents that could result in death.

    Kurome placed her glass back onto the table and traced her index finger around its rim as V poured a little bit of the wine for himself. The lady commented on the humanity that the tattooed man mentioned before and took an another sip of the wine. The mage's lips set into a thin line, as he eyed the liquid that he poured into his glass. It was light pink in colour, rather clear-looking, didn't seem to be strong on first glance. "I can agree with you, though I don't see myself having much left of it in me. Just a tiny sprinkle that keeps my sanity somewhat pieced together. Or perhaps it is the only splash of fuel that keeps me going ever forward." V would reply and hold up the glass of pink wine in his gloved hand, as if he was toasting to a great achievement. "To this chance meeting." The man would say in his chilly voice, lips slightly curving into a smirk.

    With a surprisingly smooth motion of his hand, V put the glass to his mouth and drank the little wine he had poured in. It was rather sweet, but his taste buds that were not used to such fanciness could not identify the rest of what was going on. The man slightly winced at the sweetness and set his glass down. "Strange taste." He would mumble to himself. V would eye the bottles that were lined on top of the table. "Say, Kurome, would you recommend any of these wines? I'm afraid I'm not well versed in this topic. I would very much appreciate any direction I could get." The tattooed man would ask his table companion, leaving himself at her mercy, admitting that he wasn't knowledgeable. Then again, how many wine experts could be out there? He was just secretly hoping for a bottle that wasn't as strongly sweet as the one he had just tried out.
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    Post by Kuro on 21st April 2019, 3:36 pm

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    Only a shred of humanity remaining. What a strange thing to say, even if it was in a good spirit. Kurome narrowed her gaze a bit as she continued to watch him, the words escaping from his mouth before he attempted a toast to their meeting. Naturally, the cat girl barely reacted. Her neutral expression lied once again unchanged, as if there was nothing in this world that could possibly stimulate her in any way. Her finger merely remained circling the edge of her glass as if it was some sort of a game to keep her occupied before she could finally leave.

    Not that such was actually the case. Once V asked for some recommendation, those crimson red eyes would finally slide to the side, almost looking as if she was about to roll them around in annoyance for a second. She didn’t, but there was a bit of a sigh before she spoke again. “A chance meeting… with a man who uses a single letter as his name and doesn’t even drink wine despite ordering it. The meeting is looking more forced by the minute, rather than a chance one.” Strangely enough, there was once again not a single hint of malice in her words.

    Instead, her hand trailed to the side and grabbed one of the bottles, sliding it over in front of the man. A brand that was widely accepted as the number one choice for family meetings, your classical red wine. Nothing too sweet or bitter, a good medium for an affordable price. She was actually somewhat surprised to find it here, as it sounded like they were interested in testing only the fancier kinds of wines in order to add them to the menu permanently. But somehow, it came in pretty handy right now with this wine novice.

    And to say that you have only a small bit of humanity left alone in you… almost sounds like something that an old-fashioned villain would say. But at the first sight, you appear to be perfectly human… perhaps, are you not?” Making it seem as if it was simple curiosity present in any being that lived and breathed, the cat girl decided she should try to find out as much as she possibly could about her companion. What was he trying to achieve here, really? Who was he and why was he saying such cryptic words? She wanted to make some sense out of it.


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    Post by V on 27th April 2019, 4:53 pm

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    Kurome watched V spill a part of his heart out as her finger kept circling the edge of her wine glass, her features barely showing signs of movement, besides her hand. Though his question about a recommendation was met with a sigh and a retort. V could agree with the lady on the part about the meeting, to a certain extent. But he was sort of bound to his name, even if it consisted of a single letter. It made a lot of things easier, such as forcefully signing your life away to a society of archmages. However, when he thought about it, he could just change his name into something more meaningful. On the other hand, V felt sort of attached to the single letter of the alphabet that was his name, even if it was just that.

    Her voice didn't betray any ill emotion, as a bottle of wine was slid the man's way along the table. The mage gently touched the neck of the bottle, turning it slightly around to read the label. As he had anticipated, the name did not ring any of his bells. He couldn't help himself and failed to stifle a little chuckle at the comment about him possibly being a villain of some kind. The comment following it, though, made V feel a bit on the edge. He could not confirm or deny it, for he did not know what his true origin was. "I will admit that my name is rather an unusual one, but I have grown accustomed to it, over the course of my life." The tattooed man would reply to one of Kurome's earlier comments.

    The same hand that turned the bottle around gripped it better and the other opened it. "Though wine is a topic that is not my forte. Let's say that I always observed the beverage from afar, rather than being on the consuming end." He would address one of the points that the cat lady had brought up. "I appreciate your recommendation." The mage would thank Kurome, as he poured roughly the same amount of the liquid as the one before, into his glass. He reckoned that the action would most likely seen as barbaric by wine experts out there, but he couldn't care less.

    "I do wish I could answer you in a manner that would satisfy you for your last question." The tattooed man would eye the wine in the glass as he thought about how much information he was willing to share. "I know not of how I came to be, thus I have no true knowledge of myself." V would say what he felt like was more than enough. For him, at the very least. The mage would then drink the wine he had poured before.
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    Post by Kuro on 6th May 2019, 7:24 am

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    Kuro did her best to continue listening to the man. His words were… well, sometimes they made sense. Other times they seemed like excuses. How could a living being have absolutely no idea of who they actually are? Such concept was preposterous to the yōkai, as she was rather proud of her own heritage. The long claw-like nails which adorned her slender fingers might have even slightly dug into the wooden table’s surface in frustration at that moment. And there was not a single second when those red eyes would be moved away from observing his physical form, until the girl finally had enough.

    The entire conversation was starting to turn rather awkward, perhaps thanks to her own inability to skilfully and casually converse with others. With her head now completely averted to look over the other tables in this place, she had no idea what to say. Then, she finally snapped. Or rather, her conversational skills did. If her mind as a whole were to no longer give a single thought to this whole situation, blood would probably flow. Instead, she just ever so suddenly slammed her hand against the hard surface of the table.

    Though with her own lack of physical strength, the noise produced was barely even heard by other customers and all of the glasses present on top of it did not move a single inch in response. “Did you perhaps sit here because you saw someone inhuman, a filthy animal that dares to dine amongst the noble humans? Just here to make fun of individuals like me? Giving me a name like that and then claiming you do not even know what you are, what else could this be if not some kind of twisted jest!” It might have come as a surprise to V, but this was a fairly normal reaction from Kuro.

    After all, her past was filled with oppression and murder. A past she dared not disclose to anyone, as she was of the opinion that she would surely be only met with more ridicule from others. She glared at the man, very clearly displeased. But at the same time, she did not know what she was even expecting out of him. To apologize? Or maybe continue with some actually cruel words towards her? Or for him to just get up and leave? In only a few seconds, she relaxed her muscles and leaned back into her chair with a sigh, now only eying the red wine glass in front of her.

    Was it a mistake to come to this place?


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    Post by V on 17th May 2019, 10:40 am

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    The man drank from the wine glass and Kurome stayed quiet, her gaze momentarily drifting off to the side. The mage set the then empty glass down, just as the cat lady suddenly slammed her slender hand onto the table. V didn't flinch, for it surprisingly made little noise, glasses and bottles barely moved at all. Instead, he was taken aback. Was is something he had said? It must've been, unless she noticed something or somebody else in the restaurant. It was very soon apparent as to why Kurome had reacted in a way she did.

    The tattooed man's lips were set in a neutral line, his left eyebrow slightly raised as he listened. He was genuinely surprised, as the intentions that Kurome was suspecting him of having, were not the true ones. Perhaps it was time to dispel the thoughts that seemed to have plagued her. V would gently clear his throat before he spoke up again.

    The mage would set aside his wine glass that laid on the table in front of him, so that there would be an uninterrupted line of sight between him and the lady. There were some things that he felt like that he couldn't share with anybody, but he wanted to shed a bit of light on some of his previous words. "I sat here because I wished to socialise. You, Kurome, simply caught my eye." He would begin, hoping not to sound like too much of a creep, but it was as simple as that, no matter how bad it might have sounded. "To tell you the truth, your feline appearance says to me that perhaps you may have had similar troubles to mine, if you happened to be from the same country, as I am." V would elude a little bit to his past, as he placed his gloved hand back upon the table and quietly tapped his fingers on its wooden surface.

    Way back home, the rules for those who were not like the rest were cruel. Even if they were the same flesh and blood. "Although you would be most likely in a worse position than I was." Laughed at, pointed at, hunted for sport. He was just a mule for the rest of the higher society. However, he wasn't comfortable with sharing any more information that he regarded as quite close to his frozen heart. "But it is as I had told you. I know not whence I came. I cannot tell you what I am, if I am something that is not human." V did not know whether the repeated answer would convice Kurome that he truly had no idea about his origin or it would just irritate her further.

    The whole time, the mage would not break his gaze from the crimson. "If my presence is not wanted, I apologise. You have every right to tell me to go away. I will respect your decision." V would offer, as he ceased his quiet tapping on the table. Did he go too far with his revealing? He wasn't sure. He certainly did not expect this evening to turn out in such an intriguing discussion that had his mind cogs rotating.
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    Post by Kuro on 21st May 2019, 6:08 am

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    Kurome appeared surprisingly calm as she listened to the man try to defend himself. Though she still wasn’t exactly buying the whole idea of him now knowing what he was. Could he not sense his self? Test his self? It just seemed like a cheap lie to hide something more twisted that lied beneath. But for now, she would take it at face value. Changing position a bit, the small girl placed her feet on the seat and hugged her legs, resting her head on her knees for a bit. Though there was not necessarily a connection of understanding that formed as she listened.

    I am not from the jungles of Joya if that is what you mean.” She knew not of any other place on this continent where beings with features like hers were common. But apparently, that tribalistic nation was full of tribes consisting of cat folk. Though by the tone of his words, she figured he might have not meant such a place, and so she added a bit more. “Or from anywhere on this continent, for that matter…” There was also a place called Midi, as far as she heard. Some yōkai might have existed there, but not her.

    I’m-” A sudden presence cut her off as she turned her head to the side. It was the waitress from before, smiling just as before. Though there was a slight hint of discomfort when she looked at how Kuro was sitting, her shoes perhaps dirtying the front of the seat a bit now. Not that she commented on it at all. “Do you have everything you need? Are you enjoying the evening?” The cat girl sighed a bit under her breath. “Yes, though I think we might be departing in a moment. My partner will pay for our bill.

    Her eyes locked onto V, as if she was a predator who was about to devour its pray. And yet, there was a sense of seductive allure that she was giving off. Her tail swayed from side to say, her ears twitching ever so slightly. And her words as if they were sweetened by the finest honey. And above all, a devilish, mischievous smile with the word: “Right?”  “Understood! I will bring you your tab right away!” With that, she disappeared once again.


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    Post by V on 23rd May 2019, 2:48 pm

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    His table companion's demeanor didn't change much as V did his best to answer Kurome's concerns, while keeping facts of his past still hidden. The only thing that changed was her seating position. When she spoke up after V said his piece, she mentioned Joya. He was not familiar with that place, but he could've sworn that he had heard the name in a passing dialogue that he had overheard when he was a child. Perhaps he would've known more, if he had real and proper education, instead of relying on the kindness of strangers. Of which there was extremely little.

    The mention of a new place within the lands made V realise how very little he had travelled. But at the mention of 'not being of this continent' made the man truly intrigued. Sure, his old mentor shared his few stories of demonic realms and the like, but V considered those planes of existence out of his reach, something that he could not attain. On the other hand, a different continent had higher odds of V actually getting there, as opposed to a demonic realm. At least it seemed that Kurome did not share his experiences. Though he couldn't fathom what kind of past the cat lady had. Maybe he would find out one day.

    Kurome was going to continue talking, but she was interrupted by the waitress. V did notice the quick glimpse at the cat lady's legs, most likely because of the new seating position. The man could imagine that it was not appreciated in such an establishment, but surprisingly enough, she didn't raise any vocal objections. The waitress wished to check up on the level of their comfort, to which Kurome promptly replied positively, but also asking for a bill that he was supposed to pay. However, Kurome took a good look at V, confirming what she had just said with a smirk. The waitress seemed on board with the decision, disappearing to fetch the bill.

    The tattooed man would give back Kurome a smirk of his own. "I will pay... this time. Don't make a habit of it." He would reply in his chilly voice as they waited for the waitress to come back. It only took a few more moments, before she arrived, paper in hand. "Here is the total." She would say as she set the bill in front of the tattooed man. He glanced at the amount of Jewels, though it wasn't quite as high as he had expected it to be. He would pull out the necessary amount of currency from one of his pockets. He briefly thought that he probably should've invested in some pouches. "Here. Thank you." The man would say and the waitress would give the two patrons a quick bow, before walking off, payment in hand.

    V would take hold of his cone, as it seemed that the time at the restaurant was up. "It was a pleasure to meet you, Kurome. I have learned a lot tonight. Perhaps we will see each other again." He would give the lady a small bow out of respect, before lingering long enough for her to say her piece, if she so desired, and then leaving the establishment with newfound wine-related knowledge.
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    Post by Kuro on 26th May 2019, 8:43 am

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    Cats were often skittish creatures, one that would not approach someone they did not know. Kurome was often like that, herself. But today, she felt something… slightly different. This man, who had introduced himself under the name V, approached her instead. And there was something in him that intrigued the feline girl. However, it did her no favors to simply continue lazing about in this restaurant and drinking wine. There was someone she needed to check on, after all. It has been long enough. This was why she decided to end their little conversation… for tonight. She still had some plans.

    But for now, her glances and smiles were still playful, especially after he agreed to pay. The moment the waitress disappeared again, Kuro would lean her head against her knee once more and close her eyes for a bit. “A habit? It is a price. After all, you had such a wonderful show. Checking out my legs in this position like that… perhaps sneaking a peek beneath a lady’s dress as well? It was well worth it for you.” A teasing that left little time for rebuttal as the waitress returned and asked V to pay up, which he did without any hesitation.

    The Bakeneko would leap off of her chair and snatch the coat she had come in with, once again putting it on to hide away her identity. But before she would leave, she passed by the fragile looking man on her way toward the front door. “I hear that cats like to gather on an abandoned pier in Hargeon at night of the month's last day. Perhaps there is something of interest there. I am sure we will meet again.” And just like that, she would swiftly leave the establishment and disappear into the crowded streets. The end of the month was still a few days away.

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