Yasu had put her clothes on, and glances down at the sleeping Honoka. She shrugs, “It’s simple.” She replies. “All we have to do is kick her to the curb. Just leave her at the edge of a forest and let the thieves that roam around take care of her. They’ll feed her and stuff.”
She then kneels down, and starts to scratch the dog, causing its leg to move and kick Masanori repeatedly in the face. Yet, the man didn’t wake up, which makes Yasu laugh. “I mean, I’d rather have this dog than her tagging along. He looks so. . . badass! Just think of the things this mutt could do. Tear off limbs with these things!” She grins as she opens the dog’s mouth to reveal the fangs.
Yasu then gives Honoka once more glance. She wasn’t sure of how the girl could benefit the group, either. She was tough, though. Yet, clearly wasn’t trained to use any weapons. With a grin, Yasu states: “I like my plan! Leave her to the thieves! She’s way too innocent. They’ll show her a thing or two~”
"What they'll rape her and use her or she'll become food from some parasyte infected freak" he says clearly upset
he walks to his bed
"We'll wait till the morning and Masanori can have a say in the matter im sure that someone like you who also lost a parent the same way that she did would want to keep her around and protect her and you want to just abandon her" he says
Yashiro decided to go for a walk he thought he had made a connection with Yasu from their last talk even if it was not a romantic one but he thought that she would be more reasonable. "your the boss the leader ... im going for a walk" he says leaving
Yasu watches as Yashiro leaves, and she gives a heavy sigh. She then lays down beside the large dog, which is now between her and Masanori. She already knew what Yashiro’s feelings were towards Honoka, and she already knew Honoka’s towards Yashiro. But, she didn’t want to have Honoka tagging along if there was nothing Honoka could do.
Yet, Yasu could feel the impact in her own soul. . . from what she had seen Honoka do. It was an act that Yasu knew she’d never have the guts for.
She then grumbles under her breath before dozing off, “People. . .”
As almost an hour passed, Honoka wakes up. The moonlight that streams into the building is enough to enable Honoka the ability to see. She sits up, and looks around, seeing only Masanori and Yasu. And a dog? All three are curled up together, asleep.
But where was Yashiro?
Slowly, Honoka gets to her feet, and steps outside. Her movements are completely silent, and light, as though she was walking on air. She blinks, her thick lashes and eyes glistening in the moonlight. Her glossed lips open just the slightest as she continues to venture farther away from the building, in search of Yashiro.
Yashiro was practicing his martial arts to calm him heart and mind....again he moves skillfully like a fire dancing in the wind as he moves in the moonlight rhythmically as he places his feet down and he burns the ground with each step until he stops and the heat he was producing receeds ... he was still angry but his right hand and scares were glowing as he walks to a tree... gets in fighting stance "AAHHHH!!!!" he calls out as he punches the tree and it is incinerated in seconds.
Yashiro felt his anger melt away but he still wasn't happy about Yasu's decision
He collapses but not out of fatigue... out of depression.
"Why such a incredible woman... but Yasu is right... on this journey she'll be in constant danger... but i can protect her... i know i could.. what are you saying Yashiro Masanori is the only one who can do anything...Yasu can fight to but im limited. Can't fight im a doctor now ...can't let the others down... or know of my handicap..... if i was infected i wonder if it would affect me" he says as he sits by the burned husk that was the tree that stood before him
Honoka had been watching Yashiro, and she heard what he had been saying. She was amazed by what he had done and touched by his words. Yet, her heart sunk as he belittled himself. She takes a step towards him, cautious at first, and then another one. This time, it was a move of confidence. Her stance changes, going from someone who was unsure of what to do, to someone who was thinking clearly.
Her brows knit together as she tries to make herself look angry or upset. Neither worked, though, as she still seemed gentle. Her voice was the same, firm yet still soft. “Don’t say that!” She shouts at Yashiro. “Stop saying stuff like that! I-It’s. . . it’s not called for. At all. If you keep talking to yourself like that, then you w-won’t excel.” Her voice was started to crack, her face turning red from embarrassment. She has never yelled at someone like this.
She could feel her legs start to shake, starting to give in. But she continues, “I thought you were someone. . . someone who was strong in every way. And when you’re talking like that. . . I don’t know. Does Masanori speak in a way that you do? Does Yasu? You say they are strong, but maybe that is the reason why. Because they don’t sit around and belittle themselves. Instead, they go head on with confidence in their abilities. . . no matter how strong or weak they are.”
Honoka drops to her knees, “A-at least. . . that’s what I did. . . with my father. I know I don’t have any skill with weapons. I’m not strong. Or fast. Yet. . . I still fought to keep the villagers alive while my father tried to kill them. . .” Her voice dies off with a little squeak. She then quickly says, bowing her head. “I-I am sorry for talking to you in such a way.” She apologizes.
She lifts her head slightly, looking at him. Her eyes reflected her pleading thoughts. And she quietly says, "Just please. . . stop. . ."
"Thank you Honoka...I'm not belittling myself...I don't know if you were watching but I know I am skilled I'm one of 3 who know a forbidden martial arts" he says pointing to the tree that he had incinerated
He stands slowly keeping their eyes locked and in two steps he is instantly right in front of her the air around her changed as he looks at her....longing, want, desire, and care is in his eyes...he brings his head close to hers lips centimeters away from hers
"I'm just being honest Honoka....I have certain limitations and gave up violence to heal...a doctor can't protect you but the old me could....I want you with me your encouragement and presence make me feel strong..." he says as he places his hand on the back of her head and caresses her
"In this group there's a ranking and in terms of skill and ability you clearly saw who is on top but...that doesn't bother me I just don't like making such little difference I wanted to save you...step in and protect you the doctor wanted to prevent harm not just patch it up after the damage is done...being number one out of the three doesn't matter being a asset when there's danger is...but if I can't protect you then what use am I"
He says as he grabs her and kisses her lifting her up in a passionate embrace
Honoka could feel her face begin to burn, her heart fluttering in her chest. Yet, she felt safe. From the moment she looked into Yashiro’s eyes, she knew she was safe. The words he had spoken. She was glad to hear them. And Honoka returns the kiss, letting him know that she wanted it just as much as he had. His lips were soft and smooth against hers, gentle yet demanding. She was timid at first as her thoughts raced, but soon enough found herself not thinking about it. And she welcomed every ounce of heat that his body produced as she deepened the kiss.
Yashiro stops and pulls away from the kiss...and begins kissing on her neck...lightly...his warm lips caressed her neck and his large hands gripped her impressive frame...
So many thoughts ran though his mind a few lustful ones but others of longing...he pulled away from her neck and kissed her lips once again..."this is happening so fast we really shouldn't" he says as he continued to kiss her with no signs of stoping as he wrapped her legs around him...and places one finger on her top and trails a path downward with his hand burning it open looking at her with a wicked grin...but he came to his senses...as her top opened...
"Sweet Jesus good googa mooga ..." he says seeing her body unlike the hot springs she wasn't unconscious...and he could enjoy looking
"I'm going to hate myself for this but we...we...can't" he says placing her feet on the ground...I'll talk to Yasu again and Masanori...if we have sex now...then I'm just like the pervert Yasu thinks I am...and your vulnerable right now so it's best to wait" he says trying to pin her top together
"Go back to..the room I will be there soon...don't want to walk in at the same time looking guilty" he says
Honoka was still trying to catch her breath. Her face is flushed, and her lips parted – as though she wanted to say something. But, she couldn’t. She knew her voice would fail her if she dared to speak. Yet, the entire time she tried to gather her thoughts, she stared lovingly at Yashiro. Her eyes were wide, reflecting her emotions towards him. And what had just happened. And what was about to happen.
She wanted to protest. She felt great, almost too great. It had all been a rush, something that Honoka had never once felt before. And she wanted more. She wanted to keep going. And she wouldn’t deny that. But, nor did she want to upset Yashiro by going against what he had told her to do.
Reluctantly, Honoka starts on her way back to the building, feeling like a child who had been completely denied.
Yashiro had pulled himself together..."relax man you can't get so attached... you can come back after we complete the mission" he thinks as he was conflicted with being a doctor and a actual asset physically to the team as he walked back but then again Yasu and Masanori can take care of themselves so there was no need for him as a warrior in that aspect, but the hardest thing for a warrior no a samurai to do is to sit back and not fight. Power means nothing to him as he walks he contemplates what to do, what will come of him and Honoka as in the midst of his traveling back he falls asleep.
There are some theives looting dead bodies of people that were infected ...they were masked.."Come on Oruboro... we got everything valuable... lets go" he says
The man gets ready to leave... but he notices Yashiro walking..."Hey..hey isn't that the doctor we saw in the last city" he says as the others notice there is about 7 of them
They see Yashiro walking..."he's sleep walking... thats the doctor... im sure that we could use him... you know who could use his friends.. remember the big breasted bitch and that samurai" he says
The men begin to laugh..."Hmm a man has many uses for a wench...hahaha... and gaining another samurai to our cause is pretty good to" one says as they pull out weapons... chains, nets, swords
Yashiro keeps walking.. and one throws a net on him..."Got him" he says but Yashiro keeps walking.. and burns through the net....leaving one with a shocked expression behind his mask.
"What the why are you using a defective net..." one says..."IM NOT LOOK YOU TRY" he replied
"I'll show you" he says throwing two nets and tossing the string to a thief in the tree as he hoists it up pulling Yashiro into the air...."YEA!!!" he says but soon the same thing happens Yashiro burns through the net and lands on his feet and keeps walking....
"WHAT THE HELL" one says....."Maybe he has some kind of acid on his skin you know thats burning the net...lets just take his supplies you know doctor supplies are rare im sure he has plenty in that pack ryu" one says
They all agree as one dashes in with great speed...and goes to grab the pack his arms outstreched as he smiles and the tip of his finger comes in contact with the bag but stops.....
"GRAB IT" the others yell...but soon..."AAAHHHHH...." the one screams as Yashiro seems to have caught his hand..."AAHHH ...he...HE'S BREAKING MY HAND....AAAHHH!!! IT BURNS" he screams trying to pull away from Yashiro ...but Yashiro turns to him....
"YOU TRYING TO STEAL MY BACON MR. FOX" he says clearly dreaming.....
"THIS SON OF A BITCH IS STILL ASLEEP...HE'S FUCKING DREAMING...HELP" he shouts until Yashiro punches the man as he avoids a kick to the jaw sending him into a tree.....
The others look..."He's not just a doctor maybe the Samurai taught him some things.... but...anyway....ATTACK" the commander of this groups says
as the rest of the six charge at Yashiro and he keeps walking at the pace he was and is avoiding the attacks...one swings a sword at his head and he ducks under then forward flips over a windmill large shuriken that went for his legs...and keeps walking....
"SUCH...chaos and he looks as if he is in a walk in a park..." the commander says as no matter what they try Yashiro counters or defends... the smoke is seen billowing from his body... as it his aura can be seen...."Men retreat...we alone cannot take this one with us...LETS GO" he yells and the men get up and grab their injured comrade with the broken hand and leave.....
Yashiro eventually makes it back tot he others waking up as he reaches the door..."Wha...what..ahh i fell asleep...hmm seems like i made it back ok...so no worries" he says as he walks in..a piece of the net is still on his shoulder on his shirt..."hey guys" he says walking in the door not knowing if anyone was asleep or not
The only one who appeared to be awake was Honoka, who sits with her legs tucked beneath her. She gazes over at Yashiro, smiling to see that he was safe. She didn’t plan on sleeping until he arrived. And it was clear that as soon as he stepped through the doorway, that her smile seemed to brighten, reaching her eyes and causing them to light up. But, she sees something hanging off his shoulder, and she tilts her head slightly, like a curious cat would. Honoka gets up and strides over to Yashiro, and picks off the piece of net.
“Did you get into trouble? Are you alright?” Honoka looks up at Yashiro, her voice a low whisper, as she didn’t want to wake up the sleeping Masanori and Yasu – as well as the dog that is curled between them.
"No at least i don't think so Narcolepsy kinda kicked in" he says shrugging and laughing a little bit..."anyway lets not umm let Yasu or Masanori know what happened between us...like i said your emotional...and with everything thats happened you are very vulnerable" he says
He gets in his bed..."im pretty well rested so i am just going to lay here" he says staring at the ceiling....he had never felt anything like this before he usually prefers to try to avoid relationships or major attractions...to be honest its one night stands he's use to after all he is a guy.
Yashiro was having alot of random thoughts...."Wonder if masanori has ever even had a girlfriend besides Yasu....ha..the super samurai is probably a virgin" he laughed to himself
Honoka looks over at Yashiro, thinking about lying beside him. But she was getting the clear picture, and glances over at the others. At Masanori and Yasu. She had seen the way the two act around one another. And now there they are, sleeping so closely. With a quiet breath, Honoka goes over to her floor mat and curls up on it, her back to Yashiro. She stares outside, her eyes resting on the crescent moon. It had been a very long day, and she knew that more were to come - with or without the group. Though, that gap was making itself known again, and Honoka curls up into a tighter ball.
Sensing her distress, the dog rose from his spot and then prances his way over to Honoka. He curls up behind her, and she smiles, reaching back to pet him.
Masanori was the first one to wake up, the morning sunlight tickling against his face. He smiles at the sight of the sleeping Yasu, and then at Honoka and the dog. They all seemed out of it, and Masanori quietly got to his feet, stretched, yawned and then scratches the back of his head. He didn’t want to wake them, as he was actually afraid of waking Yasu up. When she wanted to sleep, she wanted to sleep.
His stomach gives a slight rumble, and he groans to himself. He gives one last glance at Yasu and Honoka, and then peers outside. “I suppose I could go get some food for all of us. . . especially before Yasu wakes up. So then she can wake up to fresh breakfast.” Masanori chuckles to himself.
Yashiro wakes up hearing Masanori's foot steps..."For someone who is trying to leave quietly then you shouldn't wear those clogs...i still don't know why you traditional samurai wear them" he says getting out of bed... and walking with him...he yawned and rubbed his eyes... getting the sleep out..."Wait up i'll come with you" he says
He walks with him..."We need to talk anyway...and im curious about you to also... so prepare to be interrogated my friend" he says...."Oh also i had a wierd dream last night..umm masked men were trying to capture me..but wanted you... and Yasu... i guessed im just chopped liver i guess" he says as he got dressed well its not really getting dressed its just putting on long pants and the equivalent of a t-shirt...."sometimes i envy you... so slim yet built like a rock" he says as they leave
Masanori gives a sonorous chuckle as he exits the building, hands cupped behind his back. The dog prances over to his side, tail wagging in slow motions. He pats the dog on the head, and then glances over at Yashiro. “Go ahead and ask away, though I can’t promise that all questions will be given answers~” He chimes with an almost apologetic smile. There were things that Masanori has never even told Yasu. . . actually, a lot of things.
He then returns his attention forward, gazing at the nearing line of trees that would lead them into the forest. Masanori makes a mental list of what to get. Mostly fruit. Yasu absolutely loved fruit.
As Masanori and Yashiro continued to walk through the forest, Masanori watched as an arrow appeared out of nowhere.
“This is our part of the forest. Leave if you wish to live.” A voice calls out from the surrounding trees. Masanori takes a cautious step back before whirling around and running, gone within two steps.
Yashiro stood unable to move as he heard the arrow whistling through the air....Masanori had amazing precognative abilities like he could see moments into the future but in a flash the arrow is cut in half
"Whoa where'd that come from how did you know" Yashiro says looking at Masanori
But the attackers spoke claiming ownership to the forest. ..and then the two ran off.
"You have to tell me how you noticed that arrow it could have killed me" he says running to Yasu and honoka's whereabouts
Masanori looks at Yashiro, about to speak until Yasu says, "Well you said that we need to get going, so let's get going!" With that, Yasu makes her way back into the building, and Masanori can hear shouting as he stands outside. Seconds later, Yasu wanders back out with a drowsy Honoka, who looked as though she would fall over at any given moment.
"Carry her. She's not even half awake yet. . . She'll just slow us down." Yasu practically scowls, handing Honoka over to Masanori, who glances over at Yashiro. Masanori picks Honoka up, and then returns his attention to Yasu.
"Where to, leader?" Masanori questions.
"I don't know. . ." Yasu sighs. "Let's just get to the nearest village and hope we'll be safe there."
Masanori just nods, and starts to follow Yasu as she walks away from the building.
Yashiro catches Honoka before she falls...Don't worry fearless leader i got her he says diving and lifting her up in one swift motion
Doesn't matter where we go, as long as we keep Honoka safe is fine by me, and hey Yasu did Mashiro tell you i almost had an arrow pierce my skull but somehow he stopped it but could you imagine if i had died, is he psychic or something its like he knew it was going to happen. What is my life some story that you guys can end at any given moment that i don't comply at a reasonable time because im busy right guys He joked as he walked with Honoka as he held her tightly
Nothing was going to keep him away from her and the more he thought of probably being away from her made him upset. Its not common to just find someone as strong and beautiful who Yashiro would just click with without womanizing
(Aye, I was just gonna kill him off so I could continue and you wouldn't have to worry bout posting. And I was bored and tired of waiting. I'd see you post on the Hades story and yeah. . . I don't have patience. Meh. But track starts up again tomorrow! So I won't be posting very often. JUST SAYIN!)
Yasu glimpses over at Yashiro as they walk, and she gives a subtle nod and an arch of her brow. She then stares ahead, and Masanori steps up beside her. He holds an apple out to her, and she grins from ear to ear. "Thanks!" She says to Masanori before grabbing the apple. She splits it in two with her hands, and hands one half to Masanori. He returns the smile before taking a bite out of it.
"I can walk." Honoka whispers, looking up at Yashiro. "Don't worry, I'll keep up." She lightly smiles.
No an angel such as yourself shouldn't even grace the ground with your presence, please allow me to carry you princess as you have made me a new man in the time i have known you so let this be my thankyou. He says
He looks over to Masanori You know you could do the same for Yasu man, your stronger then me...oh well where are we headed?
Honoka is left speechless, and she lets her eyes drop as her face turns red. Yasu glances back, watching this, and she gives a quick roll of her eyes. "I have legs. I can walk. Thank you very fucking much." She snorts, sneering.
There was jealousy in her tone. She didn't want Masanori to carry her or anything. . . but she just wished he wouldn't treat her like a little sister all the time.
But, Masanori didn't hear the tone.
"Be nice." Masanori scolds, in which Yasu bites at the air in front of him.
"Come at me bro." Yasu gestures, in which Masanori sighs and shakes his head. Yasu then answers Yashiro's question, folding her arms over her chest. "There should be a village within at least the next mile or two."
"Are you sure you don't want me to walk?" Honoka asks, her voice small. "S-so then you don't have to waste any energy. Two miles is quite a bit. . ." She somewhat frowns, and tilts her head to one side.
Do you forget my training I had to climb volcanoes and deal with extreme amounts of heat...I have built up quite the endurance besides I'm fine its nothing for someone I'm falling in love with. Wow I find it odd that I can speak of my feelings towards you with such clarity and certainty but I can. he says
Yashiro walks at a faster pace.. he noticed the tone in Yasu's voice and wanted to speak to her so he reluctantly tossed Honoka to Masanori I will take her back in a minute I have to talk to Yasu. he says as he walks faster with Yasu
So how long have you had feelings for Masanori its not obvious but I see something there ummm sorry if I'm out of line but maybe you need to be alone with him and let your guard down and be vulnerable. I mean show him your a woman he may be a great swordsman but he is oblivious to everything else maybe yoy should show him you yearn to be held and kissed and.. .you know. I can't keep my hands and thoughts off Honoka and I'm usually accidentally womanizing we haven't made love but i'd do anything to please her. he says to her as they continue a safe distance from the others so their not heard
Masanori was startled, and nearly dropped Honoka. But, he didn't, and he clutches onto her tightly, smiling. Honoka cowers slightly. Masanori creeped her out. From the first time she woke up to see him smiling. . . her stomach would just churn. She wasn't sure if it was the smile or the aura. Possibly both. Either way, she just stares up at him as he stares ahead. And she listens as he starts to hum to himself.
Yasu glares at Yashiro, arms once more folded over chest. "I-I don't like him like that! Masanori and I are companions in the art of battle. We are working together to destroy all of the Parasyte victims in this world! Not be lovers!" She huffs, whipping her head away to look to the side. "Masanori is an idiot. That's all he is to me. Got it!?" She returns her attention to Yashiro, her scowl fierce.
"Your lying if in your pursuit to destroy the parasytes means the destruction of Masanori himself could you live with that knowing that there could have been more. I am so forward with Honoka because every battle could mean my death especially with my abilities I'm no parasyte and no Masanori but I will let her know she is my world to my dying breath and when I'm gone my soul will protect her....Yasu your tough but your still a woman." He says walking off back to Honoka and grabbing her from Masanori
Yasu's gaze follows Yashiro, and she gives yet another roll of her eyes. Masanori is instantly at her side, ruffling her hair and laughing, "What did you two talk about, hm?" He wonders aloud, and she swats his hand away.
"Nothing nothing." Yasu mutters under her breath. Masanori tilts his head slightly, almost concerned. This wasn't like Yasu.
He glances ahead, and smiles, "Look!" And as he points, Yasu looks up to see a village come into view.
Honoka smiles up at Yashiro, and then squirms out of his grip to rush ahead of Yasu and Masanori. Her eyes widen slightly as a grin splits across her face. And she says after taking in a deep breath, "Shiawasena Village!"
They enter the village, where Honoka looked around every corner, disappearing every now and then before returning. "I remember coming here as a child!" She beams with joy, taking hold of Yashiro's hand as she walks beside him. "I never thought I'd get to see it again!"
"Glad that you are~" Masanori chimes, nodding as he pulls his fan out.
"Alright! Let's go get some food!" Yasu throws her fists into the air.
"I know exactly where to go." Honoka tells them, as she takes the lead. Masanori and Yasu gladly follow, Masanori once more humming to himself. It was a song that Yasu had never heard before. But, it almost sounded like a lullaby. She would have to ask him later. . .
Honoka leads the group to a small building, where an elderly man glances up from the counter to smile at her. "Honoka! Never thought I'd see your beautiful face again! My you have grown." He gives a thunderous laugh.
"Kuni~" Honoka chimes, smiling brightly.
Yasu had already rushed over to a spot, sitting down instantly. Masanori trails close behind and sits beside her. "Come on you guys! We need to get moving! Let's eat and get out of here! We've got a mission!" Yasu exclaims.