1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 230 posts
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:40
1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Nestled amongst the roots of the Great Oak, the Hero Water Shrine sat silent and nearly empty. At its deepest chamber the lord of the waterfall sat before a font. The basin contained perhaps as much water as could be held in a sake cup, trickling down a vein in the tree into the font.
Toki Honoka
 NPC, 42 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:42
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Honoka approached quietly. The shrine, the floor, and the tree nearly swallowed the sounds of her footsteps, as though sweeping them away unwanted. She stopped several feet back from the Lord Takinoue and bowed low.
Takinoue Boumaru
 NPC, 3 posts
 Lord of the Waterfall
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:45
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
"Honoka-chan." He did not turn, but continued to watch the powerful tincture accumulating in the basin.

"Are you sure this is what you want?"

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Toki Honoka
 NPC, 43 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:47
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Honoka nodded. Then realised he couldn't see her.
"Yes. I am sure. They are ready for the exam."
Takinoue Boumaru
 NPC, 4 posts
 Lord of the Waterfall
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:49
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
"Failure at this point could be dangerous. They have only been with you for a year. Perhaps they will die. Perhaps failing will damage something else, something harder to heal than blood and bone."
Toki Honoka
 NPC, 44 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:50
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
"They are ready." She repeated. For a year she had been beside them every day. She had cultivated their strength and quietly watched them grow in their own ways.
Takinoue Boumaru
 NPC, 5 posts
 Lord of the Waterfall
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:53
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Silence spoke next, the soft inaudible sound of the tree living and the water seeping from its trunk.

"Then you are ready too. You have permission to enter Arakawa Hisoka, Akadou Rejima, and Shikitei Kisara in the Chuunin exams. I will send the message to the Kazekage.

How is your uncle these days?"

Toki Honoka
 NPC, 45 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:54
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
"He is himself. His health is good."
Takinoue Boumaru
 NPC, 6 posts
 Lord of the Waterfall
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 16:58
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
The Lord of the Waterfall smiled to himself faintly. 'And you are still yourself as well. Never a word spoken that you do not decide to say'.

"I thought so. But, there's something else you want to say as well."

This message was last edited by the player at 16:58, Thu 19 Dec 2013.

Toki Honoka
 NPC, 46 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 17:00
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
She nodded again, and hesitated.
"There is only so far a fish can grow in a little tank.
  I want to remove Kisara's curse."

Takinoue Boumaru
 NPC, 7 posts
 Lord of the Waterfall
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 17:04
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Boumaru sighed. That was all it took for Honoka to know the answer.
"That is a decision you are not yet ready to make.
We know nothing about the girl. She doesn't know herself. Let her grow a while more. Her tank is not that small. The question can wait."

Toki Honoka
 NPC, 47 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 17:13
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Honoka lifted her hand, looking down at the kanji on the back of her hand.
"My uncle carries the names of the dead and paints the memory, all of the memories, so that he will not forget. You explained before why it was done and why it was necessary. I knew the answer that same day you told me. I think, I think that it is the two of you who are not yet ready to make the decision.

But, it is your decision to make."

Takinoue Boumaru
 NPC, 8 posts
 Lord of the Waterfall
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 17:19
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
He didn't answer at first.
Then, eventually, he spoke again.

"You remind me of your father sometimes. Take care who you trust with your honesty.

Go. You need to prepare your students for the exam."

Toki Honoka
 NPC, 48 posts
 Jonin
 Taki
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 17:21
Re: 1.0 | Deliberations: Takigakure
Honoka closed her fists and watched the trail of Hero Water cutting its slow path downward.
Then she took her disatisfactions and left him to his meditation.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:21, Thu 19 Dec 2013.