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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:07 pm 
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"Gosh, gosh!" A scurrying bundle of nerves rushed around an empty, slightly messy house. There were easels and canvases everywhere as well as various instruments strewn throughout. Shouko was hurrying her butt off trying to get ready. It wasn't long before her team would set off to the Chuunin Exams. While she worked to get herself ready, she thought about the little time she had spent with them.

She had only seen Tsuki the one time but she and Taiyo had gone on a small mission together. She remembered her decision that she made that day, that no matter what she would be the backlight that made the two of them shine ever brighter. That was their role in life, to lead and to be in the center of everything. She smiled as she started to put up her hair. Taiyo was a lot like her, quiet and not so confident, maybe that's why she had gotten along with him so easily when he stumbled across her. A faint blush touched her cheeks as she thought about him walking in on her rap session. She shook her head, laughing lightly. She still couldn't believe he had seen her like that. She was just so happy that day.

Then there was her teacher, Ryoka. She was a strong woman, only a few years older than Shouko herself but so much more refined and accomplished. Not only was she her sensei, she was the Mizukage too! Could you believe it? Shouko had always been a ditz and a slacker but after seeing how hard Ryoka worked for the betterment of the village, she decided to at least give being a shinobi the shot her village deserved.

In this attempt to take things seriously, she had made some really good friends. There was Jubei, he was a cute kid, kind of spacey though. Then there was Mizui, the Hozuki just like Taiyo who had taught her about what her teammate's clan was really about. He was goofy and headstrong, but he was also very funny and was a tricky opponent in battle. Then there was Chen, the extremely quiet and reserved kid that she had met on a rather embarrassing mission. She had sparred against all three, and in some stroke of exceptional luck, she had managed to win! It was all happening so fast, but at the end of the day, she wouldn't have had it any other way.

The girl grabbed a small pink bag and slung it over her shoulders as she ran out of the house, leaving the door wide open. She was halfway down the street before she skid to a stop, "Maaaaan, I need to calm down!" She turned on her heel and ran back, closing and locking the door. Her hand remained on the knob for a moment as she took a few deep breaths before she turned and started to run down the street once more.

She was actually on her way to meet Ryoka now, a final meeting before the Exams were upon them. She always enjoyed spending time with the Mizukage and looked forward to any chance she got. Her heart skipped as she thought about the last time she had seen her sensei, the song she wrote for her and her silly crying when it didn't go exactly as she had planned. It was somewhat cliche she had to admit, but she was completely infatuated with Ryoka. There was something about how she held herself, how compassionate and strong she was. Shouko was never any of those things, but when she was around Ryoka, she could be. In some ways, Ryoka was like the Sun and Shouko was like the Moon. She didn't have any light of her own, so instead she reflected the overwhelming light of Ryoka instead. She hoped that one day, she'd have a light of her own, a light bright enough to have her noticed as something more than just a friend. That time would come, or it wouldn't, there was nothing she could do now but try.

She waved at the people of the village as she ran past, flashing smiles and saying good mornings as she usually did. Today her hair was up in a high ponytail and she was wearing a two-piece swimsuit that was close to too revealing but still tasteful enough. She was proud of her body and had worked hard on it, might as well show it off from time to time right? Her pink bag bounced against her back with each footfall as she made her way to the part of the beach Ryoka had asked her to meet at. She wasn't sure what exactly her sensei wanted so she brought her usual scroll and brush and stuff in the bag with her. As the ground transitioned to sand, she saw a familiar figure against the crashing and breaking waves.

"Sorry I'm late! ...like always, haha." she called out, waving her hand to get Ryoka's attention. Truthfully she had woke up on time but went through so many different hairstyles and swimsuits that she had managed to make herself late. At least she looked as cute as possible though, or at least she thought so.

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Constitution: Average
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Proficient (Major Advantage w/Sensory)
Coordination Proficient (Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu, Major Advantage w/Ninjutsu, Major Advantage w/Sensory, Masterful w/Drawing)
Wisdom: Proficient (Masterful w/Fuinjutsu)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:47 pm 
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Ryoka was waiting by the beach for Shouko to arrive, sitting on the sand with a knee pulled up to her chest and her chin resting on it. She hadn’t intended for this to be a training day so she didn’t have her gear with her (her swords, and the Samehada, were nearby though, like she always kept them). Still she was wearing all black though, though this time instead of a long black shirt she just had on a simple short sleeve (gasp!) with no flak jacket. Both of her arms were visible, her skin particularly pale in that area from never seeing much daylight. She normally wore long sleeves for the purpose of keeping others from asking questions she didn’t usually have time to answer or explain, as her arms had two unique features: the left one, of course, had a bright blue starfish sitting on it, and the right had a long purple scar with lighter burn scars surrounding it. The scars were beginning to fade at this point, but were still mostly visible. Shouko, though, already knew about Ophiotrix, so it was less of an issue here. Her headband still kept her hair back as the wind whipped it around. The sea breeze was always a comforting feeling to her. This was one of the very beaches she’d loved to come to when she first moved to Kirigakure. In fact, Ophi, it wasn’t far from here that I first met Ophiurina… she chuckled to herself, and the starfish wriggled in fond nostalgia.

She heard Shouko’s voice calling, apologizing for being late, and Ryoka turned with a smile to say it was no big deal, but was stopped kind of short. She had shown up looking hella cute, in a bikini nonetheless, with her hair all done up adorably. Ryoka knew Shouko had been a dancer and she could, well, see why she may have been a popular one. Ryoka gave an internally glum sigh to Ophiotrix. Why does she do this? Dangling herself out of reach, it’s not fair, the young Mizukage whined in her thoughts. You could say something, was the starfish’s hopeful reply. Right, as her superior, I should proposition her. That’s acceptable, and worked so well the last time we got in a situation like that. Her thoughts were sarcastic, and Ophiotrix bit her, which caused Ryoka to flinch her arm and flick it around a little bit like you do when you touch something that hurts. She would try and play it off coolly though and smile at Shouko, moving that arm to the back of her head and scratching it as she stretched her legs in front of her.

“Oh no, you’re fine. I uh… didn’t bring any sort of appropriate attire for going in the water, though,” she said with a nervous chuckle. “But I suppose that doesn’t have to stop me.” She gave a wink and a smirk and turned back to the ocean. “This is one of my favorite beaches, it’s very serene here. Nice place to get away from life for a while.” She tuned out for a moment, an unfixated gaze on the horizon, simply listening to the sound of the waves. “But! The reason for coming here today is, unfortunately, to talk about shinobi related stuff.” Ophiotrix squeezed her arm tightly. “Aaand perhaps also just relax a little bit,” she added, shooting a glare at the starfish who couldn’t see her glare but hopefully would understand nonetheless. “The exams are coming up and I just wanted to gauge how you’re feeling about them.”

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Strength: Proficient (major adv ken)
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Godlike
Reflexes: Masterful (major adv ken) (Epic tai)
Coordination: Masterful (major adv ken) (major adv nin) (Epic tai)
Wisdom: Masterful

Tracking: Legendary w Major Adv

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Despite not knowing exactly what transpired, Shouko imagined that something happened between her sensei and the starfish on her arm when she flicked around for a moment. Stifling a giggle, her eyes moved to Ryoka's other arm. There was a deep scar with surrounding burn marks that she had never seen before. A nagging want to ask what had happened pulled at her, but she was well aware that if it was something Ryoka wanted to share the she would in her own time.

"I brought a change of clothes just in case something like that came up, actually. If you don't mind though it feels great today and I'd like to stay like this for the time being." In a slightly out-of-character-but-oh-so-good moment, Ryoka winked at her, causing the bikini-clad girl's heart to melt. She's messing with me, I just know it! What if she knows I like her and she's just playing with my heart? I mean, it's not like I don't like it.

"I figured that's what it was about, it's a really big deal!" She hopped over to Ryoka's side and plopped herself down with an audible "hmph." She smiled softly and closed her eyes, tilting her head back and enjoying the feeling of the sun on her skin and the sound of breaking waves in the distance. "I really like this beach too, Ryoka." the girl said absently as she soaked in the surroundings.

She opened her eyes and tilted her head playfully to face her teacher, "I've decided I'm going to win the Exams. I hope you won't be mad at me for it. It's not like I don't enjoy being your student but there's something I want more than that and I don't believe I can achieve that goal as a Genin. Besides," she moved her eyes away from Ryoka, though they lingered for a single second too long on the woman's lips, "I think I've wasted enough time. I've realized that just because I'm a shinobi that doesn't mean I can't also be an artist. I just have to find a happy medium, but since meeting you and Taiyo, Tsuki, Jubei, Mizui, Chen, Chinatsu, everyone, I've been more than medium happy!" She let out a cheery laugh, pleased with her little joke. As her laughter died down she put on the closest thing to a serious face since coming to the beach, "I-I'm going to become someone you want to walk with."

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Strength: Proficient (Masterful w/Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu)
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Proficient (Major Advantage w/Sensory)
Coordination Proficient (Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu, Major Advantage w/Ninjutsu, Major Advantage w/Sensory, Masterful w/Drawing)
Wisdom: Proficient (Masterful w/Fuinjutsu)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Ryoka couldn’t help but smile widely when Shouko mentioned she wanted to win the exams. She wasn’t sure how she’d done it, but supposedly she’d inspired this girl who had previously not done much with her career as a shinobi to become so much better so quickly, and want to come out on top. Those weren’t even goals Ryoka herself had had going into the chuunins or receiving promotions. It made her feel warm inside; she had accepted Mizukage feeling like perhaps she could make a change for once, take control of her direction and actually effect something. Perhaps it was finally working. Despite the hiccups, despite the harsh start and the uncertainty and the looming threats ahead, she felt empowered to do more. Shouko made her feel like she could do more.

She mentioned wanting more, and all the friends she had made along the way as a genin. It was nice that she was able to get along with everyone in the village; her sunny personality was certainly an aspect Ryoka lacked and almost envied in the girl. Ryoka laughed at her little joke accordingly, but then Shouko took a serious demeanor. "I-I'm going to become someone you want to walk with." Ryoka blinked a moment. “What do you mean by that? I’d go on a walk with you any day,” she said with a laugh. It was a small joke but Ryoka sensed more serious undertones in Shouko’s statement, and a bit of nervousness in admitting this. “Are you meaning something like… in rank with? On the battlefield? Is that the goal you can’t achieve as a genin?” Ryoka truly wasn’t sure what she meant, but her voice was softer and more serious. She didn’t want to make Shouko cry again, or feel like she couldn’t talk to her. She really wanted to know more.

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Strength: Proficient (major adv ken)
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Godlike
Reflexes: Masterful (major adv ken) (Epic tai)
Coordination: Masterful (major adv ken) (major adv nin) (Epic tai)
Wisdom: Masterful

Tracking: Legendary w Major Adv

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Shouko closed her eyes and sighed. She didn't open them for fear that if she did, she'd never be able to say what she wanted to. "Do you ever think about the stars, Ryoka?" she asked, smiling but squeezing her eyes shut tighter, "I do sometimes. They say most of the ones we see are so far away that they might already be gone, blinked away as they reached the end of their time. I also think about what that means when you look up at the night sky. Each of those stars is a different distance away, so each star takes a different amount of time for the light to reach us. It's kind of like the sky is this patchwork blanket of different moments in time that all end up meeting at once. I think...I think..." The girl twisted her hands together and let out a long sigh.

"I think you're like a star, more accurately, I think you're like the sun and I'm the moon. You're so bright, and warm, and you always look over the village and make sure everyone is safe and lives without fear. I'm just kind of floating by, I don't have any light of my own, but you're just so bright, I can't help but reflect some of that light. The sun and the moon though, they're always opposite each other and they can never walk together because of that. I don't want that, Ryoka."

Her breathing was ragged and quick and she was certain the sound of her heart racing could be heard from any point on the beach, "I want to shine bright enough on my own...that...if we were... I don't want anyone to say that my light was too dim for you to..." Her mouth seemed to dry up and the words just wouldn't come any more. She was so frustrated with herself.

She couldn't say it.

She just couldn't.

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Strength: Proficient (Masterful w/Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu)
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Proficient (Major Advantage w/Sensory)
Coordination Proficient (Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu, Major Advantage w/Ninjutsu, Major Advantage w/Sensory, Masterful w/Drawing)
Wisdom: Proficient (Masterful w/Fuinjutsu)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:40 pm 
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Ryoka turned her head to face Shouko, who had her eyes closed, and listened closely to everything she had to say. She started off talking about stars, perhaps beginning with a metaphor to what she meant, but the more she talked the more soft Ryoka’s face fell, the wider her eyes grew, and then the more her brow furrowed in a sad expression. When Shouko would reopen her eyes, Ryoka would do her best to get rid of the sad expression and replace it with a warmer one. Her stomach tightened in knots to hear Shouko say such things about her. Ryoka only wished that she could see herself the way that Shouko saw her, as someone so warm and inspiring. She looked back toward the ocean, a faint smile on her face as she drew her knees up to her chest again.

“I… don’t know what to say,”
she began quietly. “Except that… except that you’re wrong. I mean, I’m… so happy you think of me that way,” she laughed slightly, “but… I only ever wished I could be someone like you described. I don’t even know what I’m good at. I mean, I’m good at what I do, but it was only ever out of necessity that I worked so hard at it. I wanted to become Mizukage only so I could feel like I had some control over my life. I’ve never… done much else, or had many friends, not like you. You do so much, being a shinobi and a dancer and an artist, making all these friends… you don’t have to worry about not having your own brightness, Shouko. Trust me.” She turned to face the girl, closing her own eyes in a wide smile.

“I am not the sun. You are.”

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Strength: Proficient (major adv ken)
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Godlike
Reflexes: Masterful (major adv ken) (Epic tai)
Coordination: Masterful (major adv ken) (major adv nin) (Epic tai)
Wisdom: Masterful

Tracking: Legendary w Major Adv

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:04 am 
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Hesitantly, the girl opened her eyes to see Ryoka shifting her facial expressions around. She didn't know how her sensei would handle what she said. Fear and anxiety riddled her entire body as Ryoka pulled her knees up to her chest again. It began as Shouko feared it would, with Ryoka saying that she didn't know what to say. The girl's heart began to fall, expecting the worst, expecting reality to hit her squarely in the face. Then the conversation went to her sensei not believing her. She opened her mouth to debate that, but was shut up by the admittance that Ryoka was happy she thought of her that way. It could mean any number of things but her heart was quickly rising from it's previous stumble.

Those last six words floored her. Her jaw went slack and her breath caught in her throat. She was left moving her mouth up and down but no words would come out as her cheeks turned as red as a beet. She moved her hand to the sand, closer to Ryoka, but stopped. "Now I'm the one who doesn't know what to say." she laughed. She waited for Ryoka to open her eyes, to catch sight of those wonderful green windows to an even more wonderful soul and then she smiled, "I'll win the Exams and then we'll go do something together. I don't care what we do, or where we go. If you wouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with me, I'd go anywhere with you. That's what I want. That's the goal I want to reach." She felt a warm confidence fill her entire body. Her mind was screaming at her, it was now or it was never. She pulled her knees up as Ryoka did and took the deepest breath she could ever take.

The girl buried her face in her knees and mumbled into herself, "It's...you."

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Constitution: Average
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Proficient (Major Advantage w/Sensory)
Coordination Proficient (Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu, Major Advantage w/Ninjutsu, Major Advantage w/Sensory, Masterful w/Drawing)
Wisdom: Proficient (Masterful w/Fuinjutsu)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:40 pm 
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"It's...you."

In a rare moment of pure emotion, Ryoka let herself forget any and all reservations. She took a deep breath and didn’t allow herself time to argue with herself. She’d probably regret it later, but oh well. It’s hard to not be resigned to emotions in the moment when someone is confessing to you. She turned on the sand to Shouko, reached out and turned the girl’s face toward her, and kissed her. Not just a light peck either. As passionately as she could, putting her hand through Shouko’s hair and onto the back of her neck and pulling her closer to her. If she could just feel some of that brightness that Shouko thought she had. She needed it. For moments she was resigned to the warmth of Shouko’s lips on hers, kissing her harder, more, longer, she needed it…

As all things run their course, though, she had to resign instead to a burst of anxiety and tension that overcame her body. She pulled away and put a hand over her mouth. Her face was flushed, her breathing had become ragged. Oh God, what have I done. Shit, Ophi, shit, shit, shit! This is… “I… I… I can’t…” she breathed, tears appearing in the corner of her eyes. With a loud groan she threw her head down into her hands, gripping her hair. “Dammit, I’m so stupid!” Rage filled her, rage at herself and her position and her life and all that had happened and the unfairness of it all. Why couldn’t I have been a normal person? Life started out like that. Why couldn’t it have continued?

But none of it was rage at Shouko, and Ryoka didn’t know how to express that. She lifted her head and grabbed the girl’s shoulder, yanking her close so their faces were near to each other. Her expression was vitriolic. “Fine then! You had better win the Chuunin exams or… or… or else! That’s an order!” Her expression had melted from anger into a sad, pleading one, the tears leaking onto her face as she pulled back and buried her face in her hands again. Kill me now, she thought to Ophi, her breathing finally returning to normal. Ophiotrix squeezed her arm sympathetically. It was only a waiting game now. She could try and explain herself, explain why she was acting so irrationally, but after that little outburst she was sure she’d done nothing but crush Shouko’s feelings and the girl would not want anything to do with her.

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Strength: Proficient (major adv ken)
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Godlike
Reflexes: Masterful (major adv ken) (Epic tai)
Coordination: Masterful (major adv ken) (major adv nin) (Epic tai)
Wisdom: Masterful

Tracking: Legendary w Major Adv

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Kenjutsu specialist
Kuchiyose specialist
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:30 pm 
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In the moments after her confession she could've swore the world stopped. There was only her and Ryoka in that moment, no beach, no sea, no Mizukage or Chuunin Exams. There were only two girls near each other, one that was infatuated with someone so far out of her league that even thinking about it drove her crazy. Then, the world seemed to turn again as a deep breath filled the air. Shouko hesitantly pulled her face out of her knees to look over at her crush, her sensei, her Kage. All of these titles meant little to her, Shouko would've felt the same no matter what rank or class Ryoka was, no matter what hand life had dealt her. Her soul was everything Shouko wanted to be near.

The deep breath came before the moment that would forever take Shouko's breath away. Hands somehow soft even after years of ninja work touched her face and her eyes widened in surprise, "Ryo-" It was a dream. It had to be a dream. Their lips were pressed together now and Shouko's mind went completely blank. She melted into the kiss, into the dream she had carried since their first meeting, into the goal that had motivated her for the last many months. She put all of her pent up anxiety about her feelings into the kiss. She put all of herself into the kiss. Tears started to fall as an unexplained happiness exploded within her. It was all so unbelievable, things like this didn't happen to her. She wasn't ever the main character or the centerpiece, but in this moment she was.

All too soon the warmth of Ryoka's lips left hers and she slowly opened her eyes in gleeful shock. That shock turned to confusion turned to worry when she saw Ryoka snap her hand to her mouth and tears begin to from in her eyes. She didn't know what she had done so wrong, but seeing Ryoka that way was one of the most crushing scenes she could imagine. Her tears of joy dried up and turned to tears of concern as she shifted forward in the sand, getting closer to the person who had stolen her heart. She wrapped her arms around Ryoka, and placed a kiss on her shoulder, "Please, please don't say that. Please don't, I can't stand to hear you talk like that. I'm the stupid one for putting you in this position. I shouldn't have said anything. I'm sorry."

Hands moved from hair to Shouko's shoulders as Ryoka faced her again. Her face was an ever changing dance between anger and sadness and it broke Shouko's heart. She didn't understand the position she had placed Ryoka in, it was so selfish of her. The order that was given was one that didn't need to be said, but it almost made her smile despite the moment. "It's more than an order," she tenderly reached out and lifted Ryoka's face to hers, "it's a promise." She leaned forward and kissed Ryoka again. This time it wasn't as passionate or needing, but it was tender and thoughtful. It was a kiss that cemented her promise and resolve.

Pulling herself away reluctantly for the second time in so few moments, she wrapped an arm around Ryoka's shoulders. "I've never seen you cry but I hate it. I'm sorry that I'm so selfish. I put you in a position I can't possibly understand, but that's why...that's why I'll win. I'll be strong enough for you, and for everyone else. I'll be your light, and you can be mine. There's nothing that says a story can't have two main characters. I can't wait to write my story with you, if you'd let me." She softly massaged Ryoka's arm, rocking slowly in the sand as she began to hum a tune. It was the same song they had both sang the last time they had been on this beach together.

"I hope you didn't think I'd forget it." she laughed softly as she continued the song.

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Constitution: Average
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Proficient (Major Advantage w/Sensory)
Coordination Proficient (Major Advantage w/Kyujutsu, Major Advantage w/Ninjutsu, Major Advantage w/Sensory, Masterful w/Drawing)
Wisdom: Proficient (Masterful w/Fuinjutsu)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:37 pm 
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Shouko’s reaction caused Ryoka to take pause; she was sure the girl was going to be upset, to cry again, to be hurt. But instead she began to snuggle up to Ryoka, even planting more kisses on her and humming a familiar and well loved tune. It was comforting but it also unnerved her somewhat, to a degree she wasn’t sure how to respond for a moment. A small battle raged in her head; the insecurities she had told herself and been told by others against the warm and comforting words from those she loved. That snakelike voice in the back of her head that was hers but wasn’t at the same time whispered. She doesn’t know anything about you. What would she think if she knew some of the things you’ve done? She only likes you for your position. Remember the last time you got close to anyone and how well that ended? This was met with the opposition, the voices of Ophiotrix and her sister Ruri and Shouko herself. That she was strong and inspirational and someone worthy of being where she was and creating change. That she should just let herself try again, and good things would come, finally. Ophiotrix squirmed on her arm. I know you, Ryoka, she said, and I know you’re well worth loving.

The words of encouragement would win over just a bit, and just for now. This is something she wanted, all the time. She let herself relax just a little bit and leaned her head against Shouko’s absent mindedly, a small smile coming across her face. Of course she couldn’t have forgotten the tune. The lyrics to the song were fitting to the situation, Ryoka mused to herself. But she couldn’t fully enjoy this yet. She pondered over what to say, how to say it. Saying too much would probably ruin the very nice moment they were having right now, but she couldn’t not say anything.

Listen…” she began, and then paused, unsure of how to proceed. Her heart began pounding. Again memories of rejection surfaced, and… just say it, Ryoka, just push the bad thoughts out. “I-I want nothing more than to be with you. But until the exams are over, we can’t… I can’t…” She sighed. “Rather, it’s not like… we couldn’t, but there are so many people out there that make this a dangerous place to be. Especially at these exams. Have you ever been to one? Or just on a mission to a foreign country?” She was curious how much of the playing field Shouko knew already, how much of the petty games she might have been exposed to. She might be aware of it, but Ryoka could guess being a genin that it wasn’t much.

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Strength: Proficient (major adv ken)
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Godlike
Reflexes: Masterful (major adv ken) (Epic tai)
Coordination: Masterful (major adv ken) (major adv nin) (Epic tai)
Wisdom: Masterful

Tracking: Legendary w Major Adv

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She sat that way for a long few moments, holding Ryoka in her arms and humming to them both. After what seemed an eternity, the girl leaned her head into Shouko and the concern that Ryoka would hear her hearbeat flooded her again. It seemed silly now though, that even after they had kissed she felt so unbelievably nervous around the woman. She was content to stay like that for as long as she could though. In this moment she didn't have to worry about being good enough, or strong enough, their titles or anything like that. She only had to worry about making sure Ryoka never cried again.

The humming stopped when Ryoka began speaking. She said what Shouko thought, that despite how wonderful this moment was it wasn't the right time. Even being a Chuunin wasn't enough for her to believe she could be with Ryoka, but it was a step. She never wanted to be looked at like someone that held Ryoka back or wasn't good enough. If she had to try harder, to take things seriously to gain that position then so be it. Ever since she had seen those green eyes on the day of Ryoka's graduation so many years ago, she knew that one day she'd be here, with her arms around her.

"This will be my first one. I uh...I played sick on the last few." She laughed nervously, hoping Ryoka wouldn't be angry at her for what she had done in the past. "I've never left the Land of Water honestly. Listen, I know what you're saying. I know that right now, no matter what we may feel, this wouldn't work how we are now, how I am now. That's why I've been training my butt off every day and I've ever been waking up early. It's awful, I don't know how you do it. The AM really just shouldn't exist." She laughed again softly, enjoying that she was so close to Ryoka. She knew this moment wouldn't last, but that did little to stop her from hoping it did.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:45 pm 
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Ryoka smiled softly at Shouko’s comments about playing sick and Ryoka working late. Underneath her joking, Ryoka felt she still wasn’t seeing the point she was trying to make, but perhaps she was and just trying to make a tense situation lighter. “I hardly even sleep these days, so being up early just comes naturally,” she said in the same light hearted tone Shouko used. Her mind focused back on Shouko not having been out of the country, and the games coming up. Just the thought of all of those people scrutinizing things and bending them out of proportion… she was sure Shouko realized this would happen. Still, the young kage wanted to make sure Shouko understood. She turned to face her once more, putting her hand gently on Shouko’s chin and turning her head. “It’s not you that I’m worried about,” Ryoka said softly. “It’s everyone else. These multinational meet ups are usually all one big political game in which, though unwilling as we may be, we are all players. Idealistically, I’d hope and think they wouldn’t care who was with who, but… some people can get petty.” She let out a sigh, and not wanting to dismiss Shouko’s motivation, leaned forward and kissed her once more. It was just a soft, simple kiss, but lingered a little bit longer than normal before Ryoka pulled back slightly, grinning. “That doesn’t mean you don’t have to try. I’d like to take you on a proper date without any fuss,” she said teasingly.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:01 am 
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Every time their lips touched her heart stopped, but in a good way. She understood what Ryoka was getting at though. They were shinobi, as much as Shouko wished they could just be two girls who enjoyed kissing each other, that was a pipe dream. Ryoka was the Mizukage and held a position of power and respect in the village. If she were seen dating someone like Shouko, a slacker Genin, what did that say to the world? She had to up her status to make sure it didn't make Ryoka look bad, that was the last thing she wanted. Dating would obviously have to wait, but they had kissed three times already and truthfully that was like, months down the line goals for Shouko so she was absolutely content with waiting. She had been so anxious lately, wondering how the older girl though of her, of her songs, and of their future together. Today had only set those concerns to rest, now there was nothing to distract her from the goal in mind.

"I'd really like that, Ryoka, more than you know." She smiled softly, and fell backwards, her chest rising and falling with laughter. She closed her eyes and laughed even harder, "This was not at all what I was expecting when they told me my sensei would be the Mizukage! I started crushing on you the moment you broke through Tsuki's ice whale. There was this moment when you were surrounded by ice particles and they reflected your eyes. You looked so serious but relaxed and it took my breath away. I wish I could've painted it for you Ryoka, it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:11 am 
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Ryoka watched her as she fell back on the sand, admiring the way she looked in her swimsuit. It was a curious thing to her how a girl who was so bright, bubbly, talented and beautiful ever thought so lowly of herself. Ryoka thought of her own life events that had given her a less than ideal sense of self worth, and what she knew of Shouko’s, but wondered if there was anything else. Perhaps she’d have to ask about that some time later. She couldn’t help but chuckle at Shouko’s explanation of when she started crushing on her, her face twisting into a curious and amused look. “Wasn’t I also covered in ink and ripping out my bones? Very attractive, I imagine,” she joked. She gazed back out toward the ocean for a moment, watching the horizon. “This is not at all what I was expecting when I agreed to take on students, either. But I’m glad I did, and I’m glad I met you. I think I’ve become all the better for it. So, thank you for that. I don’t think I could ever thank you enough,” she said softly. Ryoka thought back over the past several weeks since she’d met Shouko, and found her words to be true. She could notice a change in herself, and could feel it too. A change for the better.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:58 pm 
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The thought of Ryoka with her spine in handed whipping the giant ink whale popped in Shouko's mind for a moment, causing the brunette to burst into another laughing fit, "Haha, you're right! I remember when you pulled your uh...spine? out and I couldn't believe it. That was crazy, I didn't know people could do stuff like that." She gradually came down from her laughter only to have Ryoka say quite possibly the sweetest thing anyone had ever said to anyone, like ever. The Sumi sat up, sand sticking to her hair and sure she looked like a mess in that moment, but still she stared at Ryoka silently for a moment. She sighed from the bottom of her heart and smiled, "You know what, Ryoka? For someone so serious, you sure are silly sometimes." She reached over and pinched the girl's arm playfully, "You don't have to thank me for anything. I think we both needed to meet each other in some way or another. It's like those stories where two people feel like their half of someone and when they finally meet that other half, they wonder how they ever were the way they were before. Looking back now, I can't believe how lazy and unmotivated I was, how little friends I had. Now I have too many to count on one hand!" she thrust her hand forward, wiggling her fingers and giggling.

"No matter what happens, I'll always be grateful to have met you. Nothing will ever change my mind that I'm better when I'm with you. I realized that in the last few months. You bring out the best in me, and I'm falling in love with the pieces I'm finding. Maybe one day I'll find where all the pieces fit into this puzzle of mine, but that's part of the fun right? Seeing the picture unfold in front of you. You were the first stroke on my canvas, Ryoka. It all started when I met you."

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 11:47 pm 
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Ryoka raised her eyebrows at Shouko calling her silly and playfully pinching her arm. The next part of Shouko’s speech made Ryoka’s face grow soft, a faint smile on her face. She blushed whenever Shouko said the bit about falling in love, her heart quickening a little bit. Could she really mean all these things she was saying? She didn’t know her, didn’t know everything about her… if she did, would Shouko still mean it? Ryoka bit her lip, glancing away for a moment. She didn’t always find herself to be a good person, but… if Shouko thought she was, then perhaps there might be something salvageable. At least she was in a position now to be better. If she couldn’t be better for anyone else, it should at least be for Shouko. Maybe one day she could become the person that Shouko thought she was. “I’m beginning to see how the pieces fit myself,” she said softly. “And I’ll always be grateful for you too. Thank you.” She laughed slightly. “I’m sorry, I’ll probably say thank you at least a hundred more times. It’s just… I hope I can be the person you think I am, some day. I hope I can be better, at least.”

Ryoka would sigh and stand, not wanting to leave Shouko or this moment, but having made other obligations for the day not knowing this meeting would turn out the way it did. She brushed sand off her pants before offering Shouko a hand. When Shouko stood and accepted it, Ryoka thought for a moment. “You know,” she said with a sly smile, “it’d be a shame to have you dressed that way for no reason.” She put a hand behind her back, discreetly making a few hand seals. “I had another appointment today, but I can put it off.” With that, the water from the ocean would surge forth, soaking Shouko where she stood or sat on the sand. Ryoka couldn’t help but cackle to herself, covering her mouth and giggling. It feels nice, she thought to Ophiotrix. I haven’t had fun like this in a long time.

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Reflexes: Masterful (major adv ken) (Epic tai)
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